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The suicide of a 17-year-old Dalit student, Anitha Shanmugam in Tamil Nadu has raised outrage against the controversial National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). Large scale protests and solidarity rallies are being held across the country. Anita had challenged the imposition of NEET in the Supreme Court. The Central Government kept Tamil Nadu Government’s ordinance exempting government colleges from NEET on hold for a year. The NEET Counselling was expected to end on September 4 and as the medical aspirant saw no light at the end of the tunnel, she hanged herself on September 1. The tragic death has sparked debate on repercussions of NEET on students from marginalized communities and state board schools.

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