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Ruling Congress today announced it would participate in the September 13 stir organised here by its ally DMK to condemn 'imposition' of NEET on selection of students to medical courses. PCC President and PWD Minister A Namassivayam said in a releasehere that the NEET based examination was 'totally injurious' to students from poor and rural areas to compete in the examination and become doctors. Namassivayam urged workers and functionaries of different wings of Congress to participate in the agitation to condemn NEET based selection of students. On September 8, the Supreme Court had directed the Tamil Nadu government to prevent any agitation over the NEET exam issue in the state, where protests have intensified after the suicide of a Dalit medical aspirant. The court also directed the government to prosecute under appropriate law anyone indulging in any activity that creates law and order problem and stalls normal life in the state. The Apex Court had said that every citizen of the country has a fundamental right to peacefully protest and demonstrate but they cannot cause a situation that results in violence and paralyses the law and order situation. Medical aspirant Anitha had committed suicide on September 1, a week after the top court had ruled that medical college admissions in Tamil Nadu will be based on the national admission test. Her suicide has led to widespread protests in Tamil Nadu with many protestors being detained.
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