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Defiant medicos continue agitation in Gujarat

The students started door-to-door campaign in Shahibaug area on Wednesday morning.

india Updated: May 31, 2006 13:04 IST

Medicos on Wednesday continued their anti-quota agitation in Ahmedabad despite the Supreme Court indication that contempt action could be initiated against them if they went on with the protest.

"As our colleagues at AIIMS (New Delhi) have decided to continue with the agitation, we will follow them," a student of BJ Medical College in Ahmedabad said.

The students started door-to-door campaign in Shahibaug area on Wednesday morning.

"We have divided orverselves into groups of 8 to 10 students and are trying to convince people to extend support to the agitation," a student said.

"We will distribute postcards to people and ask them to write to the Prime Minister to scrap the quota proposals", students added.

Meanwhile, the relay hunger strike of students of BJ Medical college entered the seventh day on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, medicos of the city had called for medical bandh in which around 5000 private hospitals and clinics remained closed.

Meanwhile, alternative arrangements have been made to cope with the additional rush in government-run hospitals.