Tamil Nadu girl, who filed case against Neet, ends life

Posted September 02, 2017

Anitha killed herself at her residence a week after the Centre declared that Tamil Nadu can not be exempted from NEET.

Anitha S. who hailed from a Dalit family, could not land in a medical college despite securing an impressive cut-off of 196.75 out of 200 since the counselling was conducted based only on the score in Neet, which she did not perform well due to lack of coaching. She could not secure MBBS seat as NEET score was the basis for medical counselling this year. "If NEET comes as an eligibility criteria, I will be ruled out of the race as I have a mere 86 marks", she was quoted as saying by a report.

In Chennai, several students were also taken in to custody over the protests and later released.

Recalling Anitha's visit to the DMK headquarters, where she submitted a representation signed in her blood to him opposing the NEET, Mr. Stalin said she had fallen prey to the "secret understanding" between the State government and the Centre. "The chief minister and his cabinet members went to Delhi so many times, but what came out of it?" But the Supreme Court prohibited the admission of students from any way other than NEET. "They even met the Prime Minister in this regard", Saraswathi said. One crore to Anita's family, the public anger is bound to turn against the NDA and AIADMK governments.

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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.

While the blame game over her death has already begun in the state, Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan urged students, teachers and parents to not think that not getting a seat is the "end of the world".

The 12-year-old girl jumped from a rooftop Sunday after ongoing problems with her teacher at school.

The attorney general initially gave the go-ahead to an ordinance that would exempt Tamil Nadu from NEET when it was referred to him by the law ministry. This year too, the State government sought exemption and the Legislative Assembly passed amendments to continue the existing practice in medical college admissions. "The Governor has to take immediate action to save Tamil Nadu".