Anitha suicide: Yechury attacks Centre, says lives of marginalised youth too high a cost to pay for ‘insensitive’ policies

Expressing his grief over the suicide of a young Dalit girl, who had moved the Supreme Court against NEET-based medical examinations in Tamil Nadu, Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Saturday accused the Centre of “imposing a uniform exam” without taking state governments into consideration.

“A Dalit girl, a bold petitioner against the imposition of NEET instead of the existing School results for admission to MBBS – has to unfortunately kill herself as she did not score well in NEET,” Yechury said. “Without taking state govts on board how does the Centre think it can impose a ‘uniform’ exam? Lives of our Dalit and other marginalised youth are too high a cost to pay for such insensitive and inconsiderate policies.”

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