On Monday students boycotted classes and wave a protests lashed among them, and took to streets to organise rallies condemning the Central and State governments over the NEET issue, The protesters wanted an end to NEET in the State and holding them responsible for the suicide of medical aspirant S.Anitha of Ariyalur district.
The students registered an online complaint with the National Human Rights Commission, Complaining of violation of their rights. As 80 students of Government Law College were taken into custody when they attempted to take out a protest procession, and confined in a marriage hall at K.K. Nagar near Tiruchi-Chennai National Highways and about 250 students of engineering colleges were detained for staging protests near Samayapuram.
The police in Tiruchi barricaded and closed for traffic the Anna Nagar Link Road, in January the venue of pro-jallikattu protests, to prevent students from assembling there. Apparently Nine students who came there to stage a protest were detained.
A protest near the entrance, demanding exemption from NEET for Tamil Nadu in which around 500 students of St. Joseph’s College staged Similar protests were held by students of other colleges like:
- EVR Periyar Government College
- Government Arts and Scince College at Tiruverumbur
- Urumu Dhanalakshmi College
- Industrial Training Institute
- Arignar Anna Government Arts and Science College at Musiri.
Anitha’s father Shanmugam, a co-worker demanded an answer from the Central Government to the plight of the deceased Load men affiliated to CITU and LLF staged a protest at the Gandhi Market. They called for scrapping of NEET permanently.
The student wing of Manitha Neya Makkal Katchi were arrested which was a group of around 15 members, when they burnt portraits of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Nirmala Seetharaman and BJP National Secretary H. Raja. In front of the District Court premises members of Tiruchi Bar Association staged a demonstration, expressing their solidarity with the demand for NEET abolition by the student community.
Pudukottai: Nearly 50 persons belonging to CPI, AIDWA, DYFI, SFI, and Naam Tamizhar Katchi were secured when they attempted to obstruct the function. Police had to be deployed in strength around the Government Medical College in Pudukottai district, to stave off trouble as classes for the first batch of students were inaugurated.
Thanjavur: Students of the Government Raja Serfoji Arts College and Kundavai Nachiyar Government Arts College for Women boycotted classes In Thanjavur and staged demonstrations condemning the Central and State governments over their policies towards the NEET exams.
Kumbakonam: The Government Arts College students boycotted classes, took out a rally from the college to the Gandhi Park, also in their institution and staged demonstrations outside the Park as. They demanded justice to the family of Anitha.
Tiruvarur: The same issues have been raising and insisting that Tamil Nadu must be exempted from NEET, Students and politicians still protest demonstrations in Tiruvarur and Mannargudi in Tiruvarur district. The protesters demanded that 25 lakh as solatium should be given to Anitha’s parents.
Tamil Nadu Students Association state general secretary Prabhakaran, spoke about the Struggle of Coordinator M. Sangatamizhan led the demonstration in which Revolutionary Students Youth Federation district treasurer Bruno. The Tamil University Section students also staged a protest of demonstration in front of their institution premises during the day highlighting the same issues.
Tamil Nadu Puducherry Advocates members also Joint the Action Committee Coordinator Sivasubramanian led a protest by the legal fraternity at the District Court Complex and asked for the judicial probe into the suicide of Anitha among other issues sought a comprehensive over there. They a rally was taken out by them to the Old Bus Stand where the police persuaded them to disperse when they attempted to stage a road roko.
The president Murugesan staged a demonstration in front of the Head Post Office, as the cadres of the Makkal Marumalarchi Kazhagam led by them and where they tried to burn the effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami and Puthiya Tamizhagam leader Krishnaswamy.