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Orissa medical students protest against reservation

Written by: Staff

Bhubaneswar, May 4 (UNI) Hundreds of medical students in Orissa today staged a demonstration before the Governor's House to protest against the 27 per cent reservation for the OBC in educational institutions.

Students of SCB Medical College, VSS Medical College, MKCG Medical College and Hi-Tech Medical college took out a procession in the city and proceeded to the Raj Bhawan to submit a memorandum to Governor Rameswar Thakur raising their concerns over the proposed reservation for the OBC.

They also burnt the effigy of Union Minister Arjun Singh and threatened to intensify the agitation if the centre did not go back on its decision.

The students also protested the recent Orissa government's decision of withholding the permanent registration till the completion of a peripherial posting by doctors.

The agitated students said the government's decision to reserve 27 per cent of seats for the OBC was bound to cause nationwide unrest as such a step would deprive the talented students from making a foray into the medical profession.


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