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Police remove protesting medicos from MU campus in Lucknow

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Lucknow, March 26, 2013
First Published: 13:32 IST(26/3/2013) | Last Updated: 13:35 IST(26/3/2013)

Police forcibly removed the protesting medical students from the King Geroge's Medical University campus on late Monday night and took them to the Police Lines. Some women students alleged that the mahila police misbehaved with them and dragged them away in an inhuman manner.

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SSP J Ravinder Goud told HT that students were removed from the campus so that they do not disrupt normal services. They were allowed to leave Police Line with a strict warning that if they created any further problems, then cops will be forced to take stern action against them.

Earlier, the stand-off between candidates on hunger strike demanding cancellation of UP-Post Graduate Medical Entrance (UP-PGMEE) and state administration continued on the sixth day on Monday.

Students who were admitted to Lohia hospital by the administration, saying they needed immediate medical attention, came back and joined others near the main gate of the KGMU.

“They took those on hunger strike to hospital and gave them electrolyte in the night. In the morning they decided to join the hunger strike once again so they left the hospital on their own,” said a candidate on hunger strike.

A delegation of candidates met science and technology minister Abhishek Mishra in the morning who asked the district magistrate to look in to the matter. Then DM Anurag Yadav met the candidates at the pandal at KGMU and tried to convince them to end hunger strike but could not succeed.

“We have a simple demand where the government needs to postpone the UP-PGMEE,” said another candidate.

Candidates want UP-PGMEE to be postponed until the Supreme Court decision on National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) comes. But the state government wants to conduct UP-PGMEE, which is slated for March 31.

“There is no point in holding UP-PGMEE. Let Supreme Court once decide the case on NEET and if necessary then UP-PGMEE can be held later. But right now it’s useless,” said DR RK Mishra, surgeon and member of the Aam Admi Party.

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