Medicos On Collision Course With SC

by Medindia Content Team on  May 31, 2006 at 12:24 PM Education News
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Medicos On Collision Course With SC
Agitating medicos today decided to continue their anti-quota strike, setting the stage for a face-off with the Supreme Court , which had indicated that continuation of the 19-day long protest can invite contempt proceedings.

The decision came in the wee hours after two back-to-back General Body Meetings of the medicos which saw sharp divisions among them on the future course of the strike that has paralysed medical services in the capital.

'The Youth For Equality and Resident Doctors' Association will go ahead with the strike. We respect the Supreme Court and its order but we expect the Court to keep in mind public interest...,' Dr Anil Sharma, a medicos' representative told reporters after several hours of deliberations.

Sharma said the medical shutdown in the national capital would be observed today as planned. 'OPD services in all government and private hospitals as well as clinics will remain closed,' he added.

On the Supreme Court direction to call off the agitation, he said 'the stir is on in other parts of the country as well and we cannot take a decision on our own.

'Representatives from all over the country will come to Delhi on June four and coordination committee meeting would be held the following day. There would be no negotiations before that.' After the Supreme Court order, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, the nerve centre of the agitation saw hectic deliberations to chart out the future strategy for the stir.

Source:PTI News

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The SC must understand that people are agitating for restoration of equality in the society and not for removal of the OBC reservation only. At this point of time there needs to be a comprehensive look at the reservation system in the country and an alternative to reservation must be proposed in order that deserving students are not deprived of their future. The whole system of reservation is proposed based on vote bank politics of favoring one section of the society by the government in return for their votes in election. The SC must understand this nexus while analyzing the whole scenario and the implementation. The SC must understand that agitations are a result of anguish and despair. The delay in SC judgement would lead to further anguish and their only means of expressing this anguish has now been stolen from them leaving them with no democratically available option. The SC must take an objective, statistic and data driven decision which needs to come very fast in order to reduce the agony of the students.

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