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Tamil Nadu: 4 NEET Aspirants Die By Suicide,Opposition Harden Stance
The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to admit petitions seeking to defer or cancel NEET
Tamil Nadu: 4 NEET Aspirants Die By Suicide, Opposition Harden Stance (Representational Image)
New Delhi: This week in Tamil Nadu four students who had to appear for the highly competitive NEET died by suicide. The entrance exam for the medical courses is being held across the country amid a spike in the coronavirus cases.
Two students namely Aditya and Jothisri were found dead yesterday. The 20-year-old Motilal, son of the trader in Tiruchengode town of Tamil Nadu, could not clear the entrance exam last year, he was supposed to re-appar today.
Aditya, son of a scrap merchant from Dharmapuri, too could not clear the NEET last year. He was found dead yesterday at his home.
However, the state earlier had urged the centre to deffer Tamil Nadu from NEET due to the coronavirus crisis and permit it to offer medical admission on the basis of Class XII marks.
PMK founder S Ramadoss going a step further on Wednseday demanded that NEET should be permanently canceled "Abolishing NEET is the only solution," he said on Wednesday.
In another fierce critic the DMK chief MK Stalin holding the amid coronavirus crisis said that "NEET destabilizes students," Mr. Stalin said earlier this week.
Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam expressed grief. "Students should learn to face any situation with guts and parents should help them in this," said AIADMK's Mr. Panneerselvam said on Saturday.
On Wednesday the top court declined to admit petitions seeking to defer or cancel NEET. The bench of Justice Ashok Bhusan said that the authorities will take all the possible steps for conducting exams safety.
Tamil Nadu for nearly a decade gas abolished medical entrance exams, saying that it leads to stress among students and that poor students can't be afforded private coaching. Students were admitted to medical colleges on the basis of Class 12 marks.
The state during the UPA rule, had managed Presidential assent that exempts the state from NEET. However, the BJP government refused exemption.