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Gujarat medicos continue indefinite strike

Representatives of colleges will meet later on Sunday to chalk out steps to intensify the protest.

india Updated: May 14, 2006 15:08 IST

Medical students of different colleges in Ahmedabad on Sunday continued their indefinite strike to protest against the Centre's proposal for reservations for OBCs in institutes of higher education.

Jayesh Vazirani of BJ Medical College said the indefinite strike that started on Saturday will continue till the government finds a long-term solution to the reservation issue.

Representatives of medical colleges across Gujarat will meet later on Sunday to chalk out steps to intensify the protest, Vazirani said. Students of all medical colleges of the state will plan a similar agitation from Monday, he added.

The resident doctors have extended supported to the agitation. "However, they have not decided about going on strike for now," Vazirani said.

Over 600 under-graduate medical students and interns of BJ Medical College, dental college, physiotherapy and nursing colleges are on strike. They had on Saturday taken out a rally in the civil hospital campus.

The anti-reservation demonstrations in Ahmedabad have been peaceful as compared to those in Delhi and Mumbai, where police used batons and water cannons to disperse protestors.

First Published: May 14, 2006 14:33 IST