Madras HC issue notice to TN govt for its 'false promises on NEET2021

The DMK-led government has passed a resolution in the Assembly quashing of NEET2021. But it's resolution has lacked legal binding since the constitutional bench of the Supreme Court has ordered for National Eligibility Entrance Test for UG medical seats.

Madras HC issue notice to TN govt  for its 'false promises on NEET2021

Chennai: The Madras High Court has issued notice to the Tamil Nadu government in public interest litigation (PIL) ‘for giving false promises; made by the DMK government regarding the cancellation of the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) in the state.

Petitioner K.S.Vetrivel seeking compensation from the government for adversely affected students and seeking directions to the state government from making further false promises regarding the cancellation of NEET, until the court decides on the petition.

A division bench headed by Justice M. Duraiswamy and Justice M. Murali Shankar issued notice to the government, asked to file an objection to the petition.

Appearing for the petitioner, Advocate Naveen Kumar Murthi argued that, many students have committed suicide due to false and irresponsible statements of the DMK government promising to cancel the NEET 2021.

Petitioner’s advocate stated that the court to direct the state government to stop making false promises to innocent students. The government has assured the Legislative Assembly that it will scrap the NEET exams.

Further petitioner’s seeking prayer of directing DMK -led state government should compensate the families of students who took their own life by paying an amount of Rs.1 crore and direct the state to pay ₹5 lakh compensation for students undergoing the stress, depression or whose mental health has been affected by the DMK government's promises on NEET.