Salem: Raising a demand for exemption from National Eligibility cum Entrance Test,(NEET), for Tamil Nadu students, members of various political organizations under the banner Salem Maavatta Jananayaga Urimai Padukappu Koottamaippu staged a demonstration in front of the head post office here on Monday. This was revealed by District President, Dravidar Kazhagam, Jawahar.
The Dravidar Kazhagam members said that the State Assembly had already adopted a resolution urging the centre to exempt the state’s students from NEET. However, their plea seemed to be falling on deaf ears.The Tamil Nadu Government to has not taken steps to press the resolution they added.
Kalaiamuthan (DMK); Jayaparakash (Congress); Vanthiya Thevan (MDMK); A. Mohan (CPI); participated in the agitation.
Meanwhile, a demonstration was staged by the Federation for Protection of Democratic Rights at Karungalpalayam here on Monday reports the Hindu.
The organization was critical of the Union Government for having let down the state authorities by not forwarding the resolution adopted by the State Assembly seeking permanent exemption from NEET. The resolution should be sent to the President, they added.
According to them, the examination affects the educational rights of poor students. They viewed the centre critically for trying to change the Medical Council of India into National Medical Commission.
They demanded that 50% reservation be given to government doctors who wanted to pursue higher studies.
The protest is likely to continue till the center changes its mind on the stand.
The protest was supported by MDMK support.