NEET 2017: Stop all protests by political parties or individuals, Supreme Court orders Tamil Nadu government

By: | Updated: September 8, 2017 4:53 PM

The Supreme Court of India today issued a notice to the Tamil Nadu government for September 15 over the death of Anitha, the girl who appealed against National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in the apex court and committed suicide a few days back.

neet, neet 2017, neet 2018, Supreme Court, Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu government, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, Chief Justice Dipak Misra, medical entrance, mbbs, medical admission, education newsThe apex court has asked the TN government to ensure that agitation does not take place in the state over NEET exam issue. (Reuters)

The Supreme Court of India today issued a notice to the Tamil Nadu government for September 15 over the death of Anitha, the girl who appealed against National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in the apex court and committed suicide a few days back. The SC has further said that appropriate action should be taken against those who are involved in any kind of agitation or actions that stall normal life, according to new agency ANI. The apex court has further asked the TN government to ensure that agitation does not take place in the state over NEET exam issue and has given them the freedom to book anyone who tries to disturb normal life in the state.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and consisting of A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud passed the direction observing that the NEET examination had already been upheld by the apex court. The bench said, “As an interim measure, it is directed that it shall be the obligation of the chief secretary and principal secretary of Tamil Nadu to ensure that no agitation takes place in relation to the NEET examination that has been upheld by this court.”

The top court issued notice to Tamil Nadu government on a plea that sought direction to the state to maintain law and order situation and ensure that no agitation, strike or protest by political parties or individuals be allowed against the NEET examination. The petition who submitted the plea has also said that the normal life of citizens was gravely affected due to the ongoing protests on the issue in the state. The apex court will hear the matter now in its next hearing that will take place on September 18.

Anitha, was a 17-year-old student from the Ariyalur district of Tamil Nadu, who had scored 1,176 marks out of 1,200 in the plus two exams while studying under the Tamil Nadu state board. She came from a poor family and moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on MBBS admissions based on NEET scores. On August 22, the Apex Court ruled that medical college admissions in Tamil Nadu will be based on the NEET merit list by September 4. Anitha committed suicide on September 1.

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