Chennai: As a sign of growing support to actor Surya’s stand against conducting NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) in TamilNadu, the hashtag ‘TNstandswithSurya” going viral on social media.
The actor came out strongly condemning the NEET examinations being conducted in the state amid the spike in spreading the pandemic. He flayed the Centre for conducting NEET examination as an education system that creates disparity among the students rather than creating equal opportunities. The actor has expressed his stand against the NEET examinations after three NEET aspirants allegedly committed suicide a day prior to the NEET examination held in Tamil Nadu.
He criticized the government that the students decided to end up life due to NEET fear. He criticized the media for politicizing the tragic deaths of the students. His criticism against the judiciary over the matter invited contempt of court.
The actor has strongly condemned the move to conduct the NEET examinations amid a spike in spreading pandemic. He criticized the Government for setting up an education system that creates disparities. Instead, he said the education system should convey equality and here students end up life due to NEET fear.
The remark that Surya had made against the court over conducting NEET examination invited contempt of court from Madras High Court. The actor in his tweet said, “With the fear of life due to corona scare, the court which dispenses justice via video-conferencing orders students to fearlessly go and take exams.” Surya extended further to say that even the judges and legislative members opt for video conferencing while pressing student to attend the NEET examinations amid COVID spreading.
It is reported later that the judges made a translated version of the Surya’s statements from Tamil which is reportedly not the exact words conveyed by the actor. As per the judges’ version of the translation, ‘The statement reveals that the Hon’ble Judges are afraid of their own life and rendering justice through video conferencing”. While- they have no ” morale” to pass orders directing the students to appear for NEET Exam without fear,” Six former judges from Madras High court came forward against the judges’ statements that the words ”morale”and ”while-so” are added as judges version amounting to the contempt of court. However, the six judges asked not to take action against the actor who is being engaged in charity works for the poor for years in the state.
The move against the NEET ((National Eligibility cum Entrance Test) in TamilNadu is active for the last few years. The strong bid against NEET became active in the state since the Centre has been made it clear that it is impossible to let TamilNadu alone from conducting NEET examinations. TamilNadu government has already brought two bills against conducting NEET examinations in the state. The TamilNaduadmission to MBBS and BDS courses Bill,2017 and TamilNadu Admission to Post Graduate Course in Medicine and Dentistry.