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“Beg You, Don’t End Your Lives”: MK Stalin’s Appeal After NEET Suicides

'Beg You, Don't End Your Lives': MK Stalin's Appeal After NEET Suicides

MK Stalin stated NEET shuts down the smallest window of alternative for Tamil Nadu’s college students.


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin in the present day made an emotional enchantment to college students laid low with the matter of showing for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to undergraduate medical programs. His plea adopted experiences of a 3rd case of suicide in every week associated to the controversial examination.

A 17-year-old woman died in Tamil Nadu in the present day allegedly by suicide, the third such loss of life in lower than every week. The each day wager’s daughter, who had appeared for NEET 2021, was anxious over clearing it. She had scored 84.9 per cent in Class 12.

Her loss of life adopted a 17-year-old boy’s yesterday and a 19-year-old’s on Sunday, merely hours earlier than the examination scheduled for the subsequent day.

Over the previous few years, 15 medical aspirants have died by suicide within the state.

“I beg of you, please do not end your lives. Nothing is impossible for you. Study with that confidence. Parents, too, should instill self-confidence in children and not stress them out,” Chief Minister Stalin stated in his enchantment, advising panicked kids to speak to psychological well being specialists by dialling 104.  

“NEET shuts down the little opportunity that has opened up for students. The Union government is stonehearted. It is not climbing down (from its stated position). We will create a situation to scrap NEET,” he stated.

On Monday, Tamil Nadu handed a brand new invoice to cease NEET-based admission to medical programs. It would, nevertheless, not take impact with out a sign-off by President Ram Nath Kovind, because it challenges a Central legislation.

NEET was launched through the UPA regime when Mr Stalin’s DMK was part of it. The then Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Karunanidhi — Mr Stalin’s father — had managed to get a Presidential approval exempting the state from NEET.

The AIADMK authorities, which succeeded that authorities, nevertheless, didn’t get an identical exemption from its ally, the BJP. The Supreme Court, too, dominated that NEET would keep.

Tamil Nadu had abolished medical entrance exams for practically a decade, arguing that NEET favours the rich at the same time as poor college students and people in rural areas are ignored as a result of they cannot afford non-public teaching. The state had made Class 12 marks the idea for admission to medical programs.

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