DMK Leaders Call For Ban On NEET Ahead Of Monsoon Session Of Parliament
Leaders wore masks saying “Ban NEET, save TN students.”
Ahead of the Monsoon Session of Parliament that started today, leaders of Tamil Nadu’s Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) staged a protest outside Parliament premises demanding a ban on National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). The exam had already received a lot of flak from students who feared for their own safety amid the COVID-19 crisis. DMK MP Tiruchi Siva said that the common test deprives the future of poor and rural students who are unable to qualify for it due to lack of private coaching.
The DMK leaders, including Kanimozhi, arrived at the Parliament wearing masks that had the words “Ban NEET, save TN students” printed on them. “In Tamil Nadu, 11 students have committed suicides due to the scare of this examination. So, DMK insists that the NEET examination should be scrapped so as the new national education policy that has been approved by the cabinet and the government is very keen on implementing. It would retread the country instead of progressive attempt,” Siva told reporters.
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