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No fresh anti-NEET agitation in Tamil Nadu: State govt to SC

Tamil Nadu witnessed protests after the death of a 17-year-old Dalit medical aspirant who was found hanging in her home.

india Updated: Sep 18, 2017 15:30 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
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Loyola College students during their protest demanding justice for Anitha and urging the Central government to ban NEET, in Chennai.(PTI File Photo)

The Tamil Nadu government on Monday told the Supreme Court that there were no fresh anti-NEET agitations in the state after it was banned by the top court on September 8.

The top court had made NEET mandatory for admission to undergraduate and post-graduate medical courses.

The Attorney General KK Venugopal told the bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice AM Khanwilkar and Justice DY Chandrachud that following the directions of the top court on September 8 banning all anti-NEET protests, the Chief Secretary of the state asked all the district collectors to immediately comply with the top court’s order.

The AG told the court that “there were no reports from the district authorities about any fresh anti-NEET agitation. As AG made his submission, the bench asked the Tamil Nadu government to file an affidavit to that affect”.

The court directed the next hearing of the matter on October 8.

The top court had on September 8, on a petition by advocate G.S. Mani, banned all anti-NEET agitations in the state.

First Published: Sep 18, 2017 15:30 IST