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Quota Bill: AIIMS docs on hunger strike

Source: PTI
Last updated on: December 15, 2006 13:00 IST
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Fifteen resident doctors of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences are on an indefinite hunger strike to protest the passage in Lok Sabha of the Bill providing 27 per cent reservation to Other Backward Classes in government-aided educational institutions.

"Fifteen doctors have gone on an indefinite hunger strike since Thursday night to protest the passage of the quota bill," AIIMS Resident Doctors' Association spokesman Anil Sharma said.

However, he said the doctors will continue to attend duty and services at the AIIMS will not be affected.

"The Bill did not take into account the Veerappa Moily Committee report that had suggested the implementation of reservation in a phased manner," Sharma said.

The resident doctors will hold a meeting on Friday evening to decide the future course of action.

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