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For 2nd consecutive day, Veterinary doctors stage demo, demands justice

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‘Boycotts PSC exams scheduled on Monday Feb 06’

Srinagar, Feb 07 (KNS): Wearing shrouds and white aprons, the veterinary doctors on Tuesdaymarched from Srinagar’s Pratap Park to Press Enclave to mark a protest against the government for ‘failing to fulfill their demands.’
The unemployed doctors including boys and girls assembled at Srinagar’s Pratap Park and chanted slogans like ‘we want justice.’
The protesters were wearing shrouds on which slogans like ‘I am a doctor where is my job’ were written. The protesters later marched from Pratap Park to Srinagar’ Press Enclave amid anti-government sloganeering.
It is worth to mention here that the unemployed veterinary doctors had boycotted the Public Service Commission (PSC) exams scheduled to be held on Monday (Feb 06). Following which they staged protest here at Press Enclave against what they call ‘fraudulent exam’.
“Some blue eyed candidates were already in the centre before the time of the exam at11:10 am,” they said. They also protested against the recruitment of 24 posts announced in Animal and Sheep Husbandry Department in June 2016.
“The examination has been held fraudulently,” President of Unemployed Veterinary Doctors Association (UVDA), Dr. Ishfaq Ahmad told KNS.
“We are 750 unemployed candidates. We oppose the examination which indeed is happening for the first time in Jammu and Kashmir. We are forced to agitate and boycott PSC exams,” Ahmad said.
“There has been a creation of only 14 posts from 1984-89 and since then no new post bas been created. In spite of increasing demand of veterinary hospitals in the state, hardly government has or is talking any step to meet it,” he added.
The candidates appealed Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti to look into the matter and redress their genuine demands at earliest.
The aspirants said that in case the government failed to fulfill their demands, they will launch agitation against the government for which the government will be held responsible.
The protesting aspirants later burned down the shrouds they had worn.