Friday, May 12, 2006

Doctors go on strike after anti-quota rally

Back on the streets with their anti-quota agitation, students of five premier medical colleges in Delhi clashed with police, and Indian Medical Association (IMA), in a show of solidarity, asked its members to go on a 24-hour strike immediately and called a bandh on May 15.
Demanding an assurance from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to halt implementation of reservation for OBCs in elite educational institutions, the students gathered in Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) and marched towards the PMO.
The students marched through the busy Connaught Place area, creating huge traffic snarls. They were stopped by the police near India Gate triggering a clash. The police used water cannon and lobbed teargas shells at the nearly thousand protestors.


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