Advertisement

Protests in Tamil Nadu after Dalit girl who took

NEET fight to SC kills self


Ariyalur (TN) - The death of Anitha, the Dalit girl who spearheaded the fight against the National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET) exam, has triggered strong reactions from all quarters.
Students' Federation of India members held protests in Chennai.
Superstars such as Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan have also expressed grief over the incident.
The daughter of a daily wage labourer, 17-year-old Anitha was one of the respondents against NEET in a Supreme Court case.
Despite scoring 1,176 in her class XII State Board examinations, she was unable to join MBBS course due to low scores in NEET.
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).
Daughter of a daily wage earner, Anitha, dreamed of becoming a doctor.
She was found hanging on Friday at her house in a village in this district, police said.
The Dalit girl had approached the apex court last month opposing a plea seeking admissions to under graduate medical courses only on the basis of the NEET score.
The police said they were investigating the matter. Meanwhile, the residents held a 'road roko' in the village, slamming the AIADMK-led state government for the death of the girl.
"District police superintendent, district collector and other senior officials are present on the spot for coordinating the legalities post the death of the girl," a police official told PTI.
The body has been taken to a government hospital for autopsy, he said.
Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar told reporters that he was deeply pained by the death of the girl.
Education Minister C Sengottaiyan expressed grief and anguish and said steps were being taken to prepare students for any competitive exam. He said such instances must never be repeated.
DMK working president M K Stalin expressed concern over the death of the girl and called the government "inept".
"Students are the future of the nation and they should never attempt to do such things," he said while asking the state government to own up responsibility for the death.
Various political parties have been cornering the state government for its failure to get exemption from the NEET.
Actor Rajinikanth also condoled the death of the teenage girl. "What has happened to Anitha is extremely unfortunate. My heart goes out to all the pain and agony she would have undergone before taking the drastic step. My condolences to her family," he said in a tweet.
VCK chief Thol Thirumavalan, a Dalit leader, expressed anguish at the death of the girl and said no student should attempt ending their lives as there were a lot of opportunities to pass examinations.
Anitha had scored an impressive 1,176 out of 1,200 marks in class XII board examinations. In NEET, she did not fair well and missed out on getting a medical seat.
Although she could not get admission to MBBS, she had the high score to secure the admission for several other courses, including engineering.
She was even reportedly offered a seat in the prestigious state-run Madras Institute of Technology here for aeronautical engineering.

 

English News 

ਖੇਡ ਖ਼ਬਰਾ : 

ਪੰਜਾਬ ਖ਼ਬਰਾਂ : 

ਨਵੇਂ ਲੇਖ : 

Punjab News(ਪੰਜਾਬ ਖ਼ਬਰਾਂ):: 

HC: Top Punjab officer’s post void
18/01/2018
article thumbnail

HC: Top Punjab officer’s post void

Chandigarh, January 18-In a major embarrassment for the Punjab Government, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today set aside the appointment of retired IAS officer Suresh Kumar as the Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister (CPSCM) after ruling that he was holding a “public office” without authority of law.
Holding the appointment to b [ ... ]


Forex case: ED quizzes Rana’s son for 6 hours
18/01/2018
article thumbnail

Forex case: ED quizzes Rana’s son for 6 hours

Jalandhar, January 18- In a case of suspected FEMA violations, Rana Inder Partap Singh, son of senior Congress leader Rana Gurjit Singh, today appeared before the Enforcement Directorate. He was accompanied by his accountants and lawyers.
Rana Inder Partap arrived in his Land Cruiser and entered the ED office at 12.35 pm. Inquiry Officer-cu [ ... ]


SGPC ex-chief secy Calcutta dead
18/01/2018
article thumbnail

SGPC ex-chief secy Calcutta dead

Amritsar- Former SGPC chief secretary Manjit Singh Calcutta (79), who was considered an authority on Panthic matters, died here this morning after a brief illness.
He is survived by wife Santokh Kaur, son Gurpreet Singh and daughters Sarbpreet Kaur and Harkirat Kaur.
The former SAD leader was a staunch critics of the Badals. He repeatedly accused them of int [ ... ]


Cong not behind ’84 riots: Rana
13/01/2018
article thumbnail

Cong not behind ’84 riots: Rana

Jalandhar, January 13-Even as the Supreme Court has set up a new SIT for investigating 186 cases of the 1984 riots, Cabinet Minister Rana Gurjit Singh said the Congress was not responsible for the riots. “If our party was in power at that time in Delhi, we cannot treat it as being responsible for the riots,” he said.
Though the Congress had ear [ ... ]


Drug-tainted’ SSP named for state award, file under lens
13/01/2018
article thumbnail

Drug-tainted’ SSP named for state award, file under lens

Chandigarh, January 13-The state police have landed themselves in a sticky situation with their one wing recommending Moga SSP Raj Jit Singh for the state award for his devotion to duty ahead of the Republic Day, while another wing accusing him of having links with drug smugglers.
The recommendation, based on SSP’s role in  [ ... ]


Khalsa Diwan ex-chief, son booked on principal’s plaint
30/12/2017
article thumbnail

Khalsa Diwan ex-chief, son booked on principal’s plaint

Amritsar, December 30- On the directions of DGP Suresh Arora, the local police have booked former Chief Khalsa Diwan (CKD) head Charanjit Singh Chadha and his son, Inderbir Singh, on the complaint of a school principal, who was purportedly seen with Chadha in a “sleazy” video.
A case was registered at Islamabad police  [ ... ]


CM Capt Amarinder Singh in Patna to attend closing ceremony of Parkash Utsav
22/12/2017
article thumbnail

CM Capt Amarinder Singh in Patna to attend closing ceremony of Parkash Utsav
Patna, December 22- Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh arrived in Patna on Friday to attend the closing ceremony of ‘Prakash Utsav’, held to mark the 350th birth anniversary of Sikh Guru Gobind Singh.
Capt Amarinder Singh met Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at the latter’s official reside [ ... ]


Parties to shun political conferences at Jor Mela
22/12/2017
article thumbnail

Parties to shun political conferences at Jor Mela

Chandigarh, December 22- The Congress and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today announced not to hold political conferences during Shaheedi Jor Mela in Fatehgarh Sahib. The mela, held every year in December-end, commemorates the martyrdom of Guru Gobind Singh’s younger Sahibzade.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had yesterday decided not to orga [ ... ]


Violence in Patiala, Akalis to move court
18/12/2017
article thumbnail

Violence in Patiala, Akalis to move court

Patiala, December 18- Even as visuals of Akali Mayor Amrinder Singh Bazaz being thrashed and his turban tossed allegedly by Congress workers were flashing across news channels, District Electoral Officer Kumar Amit claimed that “the polling was peaceful as his team and police kept a close eye on the entire exercise”.
Nevertheless, stray i [ ... ]


Win vindication of our policies: CM
18/12/2017
article thumbnail

Win vindication of our policies: CM
Chandigarh, December 18-Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has hailed the poll results as “a clear vindication of the Congress policies and a resounding defeat of the Opposition’s deceitful propaganda”. He congratulated the people for not succumbing to the pressure tactics of the Opposition, which “has tried hard to derail the free  [ ... ]


 

Random Video 

Latest Added Magzine 

Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement