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Medicos call for "civil disobedience"

May 24, 2006 17:06 IST

Doctors and medical students have called all professionals to observe "civil disobedience" on Wednesday.

The doctors and students have been protesting against the government's proposal to reserve 27 per cent of seats in central educational institutions for candidates of Other Backward Classes.

"We are asking various groups such as traders, resident welfare associations, bank personnel and members of bar associations not to work from 9 am to 12 noon," Dr Vinod Patro, president of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences' Resident Doctors' Association, said.

The move is being supported by the Delhi Medical Association and the Indian Medical Association.

The DMA will also organise a dharna at AIIMS on Wednesday between 11 am and 5 am to support the medicos' agitation.

Patro said the medicos were planning to organise a Delhi Chalo rally on May 28.

Efforts are being made to garner support from all over the country for this rally. The rally is likely to be organised from Ramlila Maidan to Jantar Mantar.

About the walk-in interviews in hospitals for appointment of resident doctors, he claimed no interviews were carried out in GTB and DDU hospitals while only three-four candidates appeared in interviews at Maulana Azad hospital.

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Number of User Comments: 5

Sub: Reservation

These doctors & students seem to be more petty than our politicians when one realises that they have never come out in the open when ...

Posted by Sunilkumar K.V.

Sub: Civil Disobedience

In fact the politicians are showing their ugly face once again. They cite example that southern states saying that they have improved because of reservation. ...

Posted by Rajendiran

Sub: India has lost finally for ever

Well , institutes will nto loose anything .. but the country will loose .. this is sheer politics on part of govt to give reservations... ...

Posted by Sachin Bhandari

Sub: Dont Do this.

Dear Doctors, The reservations are done for the future of underprevileged which are also a part of your India Family. Remembere your pledge which we ...

Posted by Jayesh

Sub: Constitution Must Represent All. Civil Was can be the only answer otherwise...

Mahatma Ghandhi called for non-copeartion movement and evicted tyranical rulers in 1942. Its time to do it again to restructure our democratic system and eliminate ...

Posted by Revolutionary Indian



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