Haryana NEET UG counselling 2022 round 1 document verification cancelled amid protests, arrests

MBBS students protested at PGIMS Rohtak against the bond policy and were allegedly detained by police. DMER will release fresh schedule soon.

Haryana NEET UG counselling 2022 round 1 document verification cancelled amid protests, arrests Source: Official Twitter Account
Vagisha Kaushik | Nov 5, 2022 - 1:43 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), Haryana has cancelled the document verification for round-1 of the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) UG counselling 2022 amid protests by students against the bond policy and their alleged detainment. Haryana NEET UG counselling 2022 round 1 document verification was scheduled from November 2 to November 6.

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“In continuation of this office public notice, document verification schedule of round-1 for admission to MBBS, BDS courses in govt, govt aided, private medical and dental educational institutes in the state of Haryana, including those under private, minority universities - SGT University, Budhera, Gurugram, Al-Falah University and PDM University, Bahadurgarh, Jhajjar for academic session 2022-23 stands cancelled due to administrative reasons,” read an official notification from DMER.

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DMER informed that a fresh schedule for document verification will be released shortly on the official website – uhsrugcounselling.com.

Last night, several medical students staged a protest at Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) Rohtak against a bond of Rs 40 lakh. Students were allegedly manhandled and arrested by the police. Doctor associations such as FORDA and FAIMA came in support of the students and criticised the government for using force on MBBS students.

“Water Cannons! Really!! This was not at all required. Shame ! What is required is a senseful resolution to this atrocious bond policy,” FORDA said in a tweet.

“MBBS Students arrested,harassed and brutally dragged by police! No female constable to arrest female students! This is totally violation of "Right To Equality" Only Doctors are being forced to work as bonded labour!,” FAIMA tweeted.

The Indian Medical Association, Medical Students Network, Haryana has written a letter to state chief minister Manhor Lal Khattar demanding immediate release of detained students and abolishment of bond policy.

On November 2, Khattar announced that the students taking admission in bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery (MBBS) courses need not pay a bond amount of Rs 10 lakh while taking admission in government medical colleges.


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