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Demonstrations against NEET held in Coimbatore, Tirupur

Press Trust of India  |  Coimbatore 

Nearly 2,000 workers belonging to several political parties, barring and BJP, today staged a demonstration here and in Tirupur seeking exemption for from NEET, police said.

While 1,000 cadres of various political parties including the took part in the protest here, 800 activists participated in the demonstration held in Tirupur, they said.

Led by DMK, the workers raised slogans against the Centre for working against social justice and also for not criticising the steps taken by the Centre.

District leaders of Congress, CPIM, CPI, VCK, and Thanthai Periyar Dravida Kazhakam participated in the demonstration.

Protests had erupted in soon after Anitha, daughter of a daily wage earner, allegedly hanged herself at her house in Ariyalur district on September 1.

She was reportedly upset after reports emerged that Tamil Nadu would not be exempted from the ambit of National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 21:02 IST