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Supreme Court tells Tamil Nadu govt to book those agitating over NEET

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra passed the direction

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Members of Coimbatore Bar Association raise slogans during a 'Rail Roko' protest against NEET Exams and demanding justice for student Anitha's death, in Coimbatore on Friday. Photo: PTI
Members of Coimbatore Bar Association raise slogans during a ‘Rail Roko’ protest against NEET Exams and demanding justice for student Anitha's death, in Coimbatore on Friday. Photo: PTI

The on Friday directed the to ensure that no agitation takes place in the state over the examination issue.

The apex directed that anybody involved in any kind of activity that stalls normal life of citizens in the state should be booked under the appropriate


A bench headed by Chief Justice passed the direction observing that the examination had already been upheld by the apex

"As an interim measure, it is directed that it shall be the obligation of the chief secretary and principal secretary of to ensure that no agitation takes place in relation to the examination that has been upheld by this court," the bench, also comprising A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, said.

The top issued notice to on a plea seeking a direction to the state to maintain and order situation and ensure that no agitation, strike or protest by political parties or individuals be allowed against the examination.

The petitioner had also submitted that normal life of citizens was gravely affected due to the ongoing protests on the issue in the state.

The bench will now hear the matter on September 18.

First Published: Fri, September 08 2017. 16:25 IST
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