MUHS students observe hunger strike

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Nashik, Aug 29 (UNI) As many as 300 Ayurved faculty students of the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) started a chain hunger strike here today.

According to sources, around 900 second year students of the Ayurved faculty have failed in Toxicology and Forensic Medicine subject. There are around 2400 students of the faculty. Out of this, nearly 1200 failed overall but 900 students failed in one subject only. The results were declared recently. Students and parents from across the state gathered at the MUHS yesterday. The university assured them of appointing a committee in this regard but the students had demanded revaluation of their papers as well as an inquiry in the matter. Despite discussion with the Registrar and Examination Controller, the students did not satisfied and held demonstrations yesterday.

The students demanded a meeting with MUHS Vice Chancellor Dr Mrudula Phadke today but it was denied. The students were also denied permission to observe hunger strike by the police as well as the district administration. Despite this, 300 students gathered in the MUHS premises and held demonstrations. They also shouted slogans on the occasion. 75 of them observed hunger strike today. The Ayurved Sangharsh Samiti warned of intensifying the agitation. The students have given an ultimatum to the MUHS administration till Monday, September 1 otherwise we will observe indefinite hunger strike, Sangharsh Mhaisane, leader of the delegation told UNI.

Immediate decision regarding the matter, one per cent grace mark of the total marks to the failed students and permission for admission in the third year were some of the demands of the agitating students.

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