A roll of student suicides allegedly out the pressure of taking National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), the national admission exam for undergraduate medical courses is now rattling Tamil Nadu politics.
Two days after the suicides which are now at the forefront of debate across the country, Madras High Court on Monday observed that state government and political parties must stop glorifying student suicides.
Referring to the cash doles and government jobs offered by the political parties and government to families of students who took their lives, the fumed that government is discursively encouraging the suicide trend.
A division bench headed by Justice N Kirubakaran made the observation following a submission by senior advocate Suryaprakasam urging the court to initiate suo motu contempt proceedings against the state government.
Advocate Suryaprakasam also mentioned that the state government failed to in its duty in proving adequate counselling. Observing that the bench could not take suo motu contempt as the 2018 order was passed in a single sitting Justice Kirubakaran permitted the lawyer to file a Contempt petition if needed.