NEET agitation: SC tells TN govt to ensure there are no law and order problems

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The Supreme Court today took note of the ongoing protests in Tamil Nadu against its order on the NEET matter and asked the state Chief Secretary and Home Secretary to ensure that there are no law and order problems in the state. In the interim order, which came following a petition moved by lawyer GS Mani, the apex court also said that anyone involved in any kind of activity that affects life shall be booked under appropriate law.

On September 1, 17-year-old medical aspirant Anitha committed suicide, a week after Supreme Court ruled that medical college admissions in Tamil Nadu will be based on the national admission test.

A PIL was filed seeking steps by the Tamil Nadu government to maintain law and order and ensure that protests over Anitha’s death do not disrupt normal life. The petitioner also submitted that normal life of citizens was gravely affected due to the ongoing protests on the issue in the state.