Published: 28th December 2021
NEET: Protesting resident doctors in Delhi face FIR for rioting, call it a 'black day'
The doctors alleged that they were brutally thrashed by the Delhi police. The medical fraternity must condemn this act in the strongest words, the protesting doctors said in a statement
The protesting resident doctors in Delhi face an FIR where they have been accused of rioting. The doctors have been demanding completion of NEET-PG 2021 counselling.
As part of their agitation, the resident doctors were marching towards the Supreme Court on December 27. Their march was disrupted by the Delhi Police, after which they surrendered their apron on the road as a sign of protest. The doctors alleged that they were thrashed and dragged during their march to the top court.
The police claim that seven of their personnel were injured during the chaos. It also said that two buses were damaged at that time. Additional DCP (Central District) Rohit Meena told IANS, "We detained 12 doctors but released them in an hour."
Later in the day, the resident doctors called for a total shutdown of medical services in Delhi hospitals after the police took legal action against them. Calling it a "black day" in the history of the medical fraternity, the Federation of Resident Doctors' Association (FORDA) said, "We strongly condemn this brutality and demand immediate release of our FORDA representatives and resident doctors," it said.
The doctors termed it as a "black day" in the history of the medical fraternity. The Federation of Resident Doctors' Association (FORDA) said,"Resident doctors, the so-called 'Corona warriors', protesting peacefully to expedite NEET PG Counselling in Delhi were brutally thrashed, dragged and detained by the police. The medical fraternity of the nation must condemn this act in the strongest words and come forward in support. We urge all state RDAs of the nation to join the agitation. We all stand united in this fight against injustice."