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Coimbatore

NEET: College students boycott classes, stage agitation

Covai Post Network

Seeking to exempt Tamil Nadu from NEET, students from various colleges on Tuesday boycotted the classes and staged agitations in various parts of the district.

Expressing regrets over the suicide of Anitha in Ariyalur, the students of Government Arts College staged a demonstration by squatting in front of the college. Raising slogans against both the Centre and Tamil Nadu Governments, the students, including girls, blamed them for giving wrong information about the exemption and becoming instrumental in Anitha’s suicide.

Students in newly started Government College in Pollachi and Udumalpet Government College in Tirupur district also boycotted classes and staged demonstrations in support of fellow students in another places.

Meanwhile, a group of lawyers staged a picketing on road between office of City Police Commissioner and District Court complex, seeking to make education a State subject.

Stating that this can be made through amendments in the Constitution, the agitators also sought to take legal action against Union Minister Nirmala Seetharaman and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami for allegedly misleading the students with their remarks of bringing in an ordinance.

In another demonstration near South Taluk Office here, the workers of DMDK and Aadi Tamilar Peravai raised slogans against the governments and sought immediate exemption from NEET for Tamil Nadu.

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