The NEET exam has sparked immense controversy until now. Two days after three students preparing for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in Tamil Nadu committed suicide, and hours after NEET 2020 ended, actor Suriya issued a statement, calling such tests ‘Manu Dharma tests.’ In a statement published on Sunday evening, the actor came down heavily on the government and invited for a united voice against NEET.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the actor stated that 'it pains to see that students are forced to prove their eligibility by writing a test even during a life-threatening pandemic.' Banging the government for introducing laws that highlight the differences among the people, Suriya said that 'the education policies are framed by those who are unaware of the ground realities of the poor and the downtrodden.'
He also took a jibe at the media and said, “The news of these suicides become a subject for debates on that particular day. Those ‘Chanakya's’ who find out spelling mistakes even in the suicide notes of these victims will engage in heated debates on TV.” Suriya is one of the few stars who has spoken out against NEET in the recent happenings. Over the past two days, at least three students who were preparing to write the NEET in Tamil Nadu committed suicide. The sudden and continuous self-destruction by NEET aspirants sparked outrage across the state, which has always been against NEET.