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BHU doctors to go on strike from Monday

Resident doctors of the Sir Sunderlal Hospital in the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) will go on strike from tomorrow in support of the nationwide agitation.

india Updated: May 14, 2006 20:05 IST

Resident doctors of the Sir Sunderlal Hospital in the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) will go on strike from Monday in support of the nationwide agitation on the proposed reservation for OBCs.

About 280 junior doctors and 500 students of medical sciences in BHU will strike work in the hospital, Mahesh Kante of the Dissolved Resident Doctors Association said in Varanasi on Sunday.

Criticising the move for reservations in higher education institutions as "vote politics", he said the Central government was wooing the electorate by proposing such quotas.

Stating that the medical fraternity in the district stood united in supporting the ongoing stir, Kante said the protesting doctors would solicit the support of students of various faculties.

"We will also seek support of the UP chapter of the Indian Medical Association and other bodies of medicos in the district to join the stir from Monday," he said.

Meanwhile, resident doctors and medical students took out a peaceful march in the BHU campus on Sunday and shouted slogans against Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh to protest the proposal for 27 per cent reservations for OBCs in elite educational institutions.

First Published: May 14, 2006 20:05 IST