Wide-range protests erupted across Tamil Nadu a day after the suicide of Dalit student S Anitha, who fought against National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET), a common entrance exam for medical colleges in Supreme Court. The National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET) is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admission to MBBS/BDS courses.
Anitha committed suicide on Friday after her dream to become a doctor shattered as she didn't get admission into a medical college. She had scored 1,176 out of 1,200 marks in 12th and had a cut off of 196.75 for medicine.
But she got only 86 marks in the NEET examination. Her suicide has drawn widespread condemnation from celebrities and politicians.
Tamil superstar Rajinikanth took to Twitter to pay his condolences while stating that the death of Anitha is extremely unfortunate.
Kamal Haasan claimed that he considers Anitha as his own daughter and will raise voice for her. The Vishwaroopam actor also blamed State and Central Governments for her suicide.
Dhanush also expressed his displeasure and sadness over the tragic incident.
#RIP anitha .. this is really really sad !!— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) September 1, 2017