Who fought against NEET in Supreme Court

Trevor Jackson
September 2, 2017

Last year, in a call for common entrance test, NEET has replaced the All India Pre Medical Test and other tests conducted by private institution.

According to reports, Anitha had secured 1176 marks out of 1200 in her Class XII State board examinations. The NEET score could not fetch her a medical seat, which was her long-cherished dream.

On Aug 22, the Supreme Court directed the Tamil Nadu government to complete the process of counselling in case of medical admission as per the NEET merit list by Sept 4. He also blamed the State and Central Governments for Anitha's suicide. The verdict came after the Centre refused to endorse Tamil Nadu's draft Ordinance seeking exemption from NEET for one year. The young girl pleaded before the Supreme Court through a lawyer that her plus-2 marks should be the sole criteria for getting admission into medical college.

Having scored 1,176 marks out of 1,200 in the plus two exams under the Tamil Nadu state board, was unable to score high marks in the NEET and committed suicide as she couldn't manage to get a medical seat, IANS quoted her relatives as saying.

S. Anitha, the daughter of a daily wage labourer, hanged herself. "If Amma (Jayalalithaa) was alive, she would have saved the State from the injustice of the NEET", he said.

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Tamil Nadu Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar, who made regular television appearances to assure students that they would be exempt from NEET, Sept. 1 urged the students not to resort such an extreme step.

Her parents had no idea why she took her life until they found a suicide note which reads: "Amma please forgive me, I don't see any other way". The EK Palaniswami government passed a resolution and sought Centre's approval. "One can always prepare well and get through next year", he said, asking students to refrain from succumbing to depression.

While the state Health Minister C. Vijayabhaskar and Education Minister K.A. Sengottaiyan expressed their anguish and shock at the death and announced a compensation of Rs.

A Dalit girl from Tamil Nadu committed suicide today. "The BJP government falsely promised that it would provide exemption to Tamil Nadu from NEET, but went back on it during the hearing in the Supreme Court", he said.

Other reports by TheDailyFarc

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