The protesters sought justice for the death of Dalit student Anitha, who allegedly hanged herself
Students of several educational institutions staged a demonstration here today to protest against NEET based selection of students to medical colleges. Raising slogans against the Centre and the Puducherry government, the students claimed that NEET-based system of selection should be done away with. The protesters also sought justice for the death of Dalit medical aspirant Anitha
, who allegedly hanged herself at her house in Ariyalur district on September 1 reportedly upset over not getting an MBBS seat.
Anitha was reportedly upset after it became known that Tamil Nadu will not be exempted from the ambit of National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET).
She had earlier moved the Supreme Court against NEET.
Around 40 volunteers of Puducherry unit of Naam Tamizhar Katchi who staged a sit-in protest at the Head Post office were taken into custody.
Students of both government-run and private professional colleges and polytechnics gathered at Pattanikadai junction and took out a procession to the Head Post office covering a distance of more than two kms.
The territorial government had admitted students to the medical courses during the 2017-2018 academic year based on the merits the students had scored in the NEET test.
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