Nursing students protest against cancellation of exam; CM invites to meet

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Karnal
  • Updated: Jul 01, 2015 21:01 IST

Scores of nursing students from various districts on Wednesday held a protest against the Bharatiya Janata Party government's decision to cancel the examinations held in November last year.

The students of the Auxiliary Nurse Midwifery (ANM) and General Nurse Midwifery (GNM) courses have been protesting over the past several days against the re-examination.

On June 17, health minster Anil Vij had ordered cancellation of the examination as several alleged irregularities were found in the academic exercise.

As the department ordered Pt Bhagvat Dyal Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, to conduct the fresh exams, students have strongly protested against the decision.

On Wednesday, under the banner of the Students Federation of India (SFI), students gathered in large numbers at Karan Park here and held a demonstration against the authorities. They demanded immediate release of results of the exams conducted in November last year.

SFI state president Shahnawaz led the protest where several non-nursing students of the association and activists from different Left organisations across Haryana had gathered to show support.

Protesters wanted to gherao the chief minister's camp office at Mall Road. However, the police did not allow the protesters to enter the prohibited zone.

While accepting their memorandum, the city magistrate Satish Kumar informed them that chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar had agreed to meet a 10-member delegation of the nursing students at his Chandigarh residence on Thursday afternoon to listen to their grievances.

SFI president threatened to intensify the agitation at the state level if the government did not declare the results of the last examination.

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