NEET 2018: Bomb scare turns Tamil Nadu crisis volatile; how bad is it? Find out

By: | Updated: September 6, 2017 12:51 PM

NEET 2018: The state police while talking about the matter said that the Railway Station Manager received the letter threatening that one bomb will explode in the station premises every month.

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NEET 2018: Amidst the Anti National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) protest that is taking place in the state of Tamil Nadu for the last couple of days now, the Railway Station Manager on September 5 received a letter from an anonymous source stating that a bomb explosion will take place at the railway station premises in TN each month ’till the NEET exam is withdrawn by the government’. No other detail was mentioned in the letter. The state police while talking about the matter said that the Railway Station Manager received the letter threatening that one bomb will explode in the station premises every month ’till the NEET examination is withdrawn by the government’. Meanwhile, anti-NEET protests are being taken out by students and youth outfits continued across Tamil Nadu.

AIADMK (Amma) deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran on September 5 announced an agitation in the matter to “protect social justice,” according to news agency PTI. He said that the protest by the students’ wing of the AIADMK (Amma) would be held on September 9 and further he urged the volunteers of the party along with students, parents and others to participate in large numbers. Dhinakaran in his statement stated that the center was “imposing” the National Entrance-Cum- Eligibility Test (NEET) on the students with the “help” of the state government, thereby affecting the dreams of the students of getting admitted into medical colleges.

Earlier in the week, 17-year-old Anitha from Ariyalur district, allegedly hanged herself at her house in Ariyalur district on September 1. Anitha who was the daughter of a daily wage worker was reportedly upset after reports emerged that Tamil Nadu would not be exempted from the ambit of the NEET. TTV Dinakaran while talking about the suicide said that the entrance exam was “taking away” the rights of the poor in the rural areas and so it should be scrapped. “The NEET, which is taking away the rights of the poor people in the rural areas and affecting their dreams of getting admitted into a medical college, should be scrapped. Amma (late chief minister J Jayalalithaa) was determined about this,” Dinakaran said. He added, “Since Amma’s demise, we are witnessing every right of the state being compromised and this should not continue. The social justice the Tamils got after much struggle should be upheld.”

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