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Madras High Court: NEET discriminates against the poor

November 5, 2019

The High Court alleged that NEET discriminates against the poor even though it was set up to not allow big money in medical admissions. Only those who attended coaching classes paid as much as Rs. 5 lakh and obtained medical seats. Huge amounts of money are being paid to coaching centres to get admission.

For this reason, the Madras High Court on Monday asked the central government that why the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test cannot be cancelled in light of the impersonation scandal. Last month, the High Court had granted bail to an MBBS student arrested in connection with the scam. However, the court denied bail to his father.

The High Court added that the impersonation fraud could have ramifications across India. It asked for a reply from the Centre. The court made the Union health and human resource development ministries parties to the case, saying the fraud may not have been confined to just Tamil Nadu.

The case came to light in September after Government Theni Medical College Dean AK Rajendran received two emails alleging that the MBBS student had been admitted to the institution via fraudulent means. The student is accused of hiring a proxy to write the exam. At least six people, apart from the student and his father, were arrested by the police.

Source: Scroll

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