NEET: HC directs govt to counsel distressed students | Chennai News

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Chennai: Shocked by the September 1 suicide of student and anti-NEET campaigner Anitha and the government’s indifference to the August 24 verdict asking teh state to arrange counselling for depressed students, Madras high court has called for details of steps taken by authorities to implement the ruling.

Justice N Kirubakaran, empathising with students who are frustrated in not landing a medical seat despite high marks in the state board examination, had on August 24 directed the state government to identify such students and offer them counselling. Taking note of the unfortunate death of 17-year-old Anitha, who ended her life on September 1, the judge called up the case suo motu to verify whether the direction had been complied with by…

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