Protests at VIMSAR continue over entry of Sardar Rajas students

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Burla: Students of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) continued their protest against the absorption of students of the Jaring-based Sardar Rajas Medical College (SRMC) and locked the main gate of the campus preventing the newly-admitted students from reporting.

The protesters had also prevented students of Sardar Rajas College from reporting to VIMSAR on December 26 after they took admission at DMET.

According to sources, the additional Collector and SP are expected to hold discussions with VIMSAR students in a bid to break the deadlock and implement the High Court order.

Notably, as per the High Court order, 54 students of Sardar Rajas Medical College have been relocated in VIMSAR.

It may be recalled that the High Court had asked the State government torelocate the medicos of Sardar Rajas in government-run and private institutions. Though the students of VIMSAR and MKCG, who are opposing the admission of Sardar Rajas students in government institutions citing lack of infrastructure and faculty, filed a Misc case in the High Court to put a stay on its previous order, it was rejected by the court.

Later, challenging the High Court order, the agitating students had moved the Supreme Court seeking an interim order in the matter.

However, the apex court rejected the appeal and asked the petitioners to approach the High Court instead.

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