Jammu, June 23 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, doctors staged a protest against the authorities’ proposed move to pool 50 per cent post-graduate seats from Government Medical College (GMC) and all seats of Soura Institute of Medical Sciences for all-India quota this year.
Accompanied by medical students, the doctors staged a protest in front of the GMC office in Jammu in support of their demand for shelving the idea until more post-graduate seats are allotted to new medical colleges in IIOJK.
Dr Shushant Kharke, one of the protesters, told the media that the idea, if implemented, will harm the interests of the aspiring Post Graduate candidates of the occupied territory as they have a meager number of seats which would be further reduced.
Elaborating further, he said if 50 per cent of PG seats of the GMC Jammu and all Soura Institute of Medical Sciences are filled through the all-India quota, only 172 seats would be reserved for the domiciled aspirants.
Regional political parties including the National Conference have come forward in support of the protesting doctors and urged the authorities to reconsider the proposed move in the larger interest of the people of the occupied territory.