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Why are doctors protesting? 2,500 doctors detained, taken to Sarojini Nagar police station, here’s what we know

The Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) issued an official statement which states that the consequence of their demands left unheard will be the mass resignation by resident doctors nationwide.



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The protests being done by resident doctors in Delhi is not likely to come to a halt anytime soon. Doctors from medical colleges all around the capital city have joined the protests as well. The Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) issued an official statement which states that the consequence of their demands left unheard will be the mass resignation by resident doctors nationwide.

Followed by this, 2,500 resident doctors who were marching towards Ministry of Health and Family Welfare were detained at Sarojini Nagar police Station in Delhi.

Why are doctors protesting?

Doctors have been protesting in Delhi for the past 11 days to have their demands met. In the protest in front the Union health ministry’s office, the doctors are asking the government to get on with academic counselling to admit 50,000 MBBS doctors who have cleared the postgraduate National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET-PG) that was conducted in September, 2021. Through this counselling, students will be admitted into medical colleges and begin with their study and care work as junior residents for three years.

The entrance exam NEET-PG is conducted in January as a rule. However, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the entrance exam was postponed to September. The government has also delayed the counselling from March to November. As a consequence, 50,000 medical workers are missing from hospitals. This has put excessive strain on frontline workers.

As it happens, the ministry shares similar concerns. The root of this problem is not the lack of concern, it is the lack of coordination between different ministries.

What is the EWS quota

The Government of India passed a law in January, 2019, that reserved a ten per cent quota in medical seats for the unreserved/general category’s economically backward sections (EWS), that went through Parliament. A candidate will have to be from the general category to qualify under this quota. Their annual family income should also be less than Rs 8 lakh.

The law faced disagreements and it was challenged in the Supreme Court in March, 2019. Its constitutional validity was questioned as the same annual family income ceiling is also stated in Other Backward Class reservation. The case was referred to the Constitution Bench by the Supreme Court. It remains pending till date.

Outcome of Supreme Court hearings

After 2019, the case was again taken up by the Supreme Court in 2022. During the hearing of the second petition on October 21, 2022, the government was accused of creating unequal equals through the law. As a measure to appease the apex court, the government announced that the NEET-PG counselling will not take place until the law’s validity is decided.

The next hearing took place on November 25, 2022, government spokesperson solicitor-general Tushar Mehta said that the counselling will not be commenced until a three-member committee revisits the EWS criteria. He insisted that the quota’s implementation should not be delayed till next year. The next court hearing is set on January 6, 2022.

The Union social justice Ministry has constituted a three-member committee. The Union Health Ministry stands firm with the doctors issue as the entire healthcare system, as well as lakhs of students are suffering because of this delay.

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Future effects

The government has already released the examination schedule for 2022-23 session. It will happen on March 12, 2022, without the 2021-22 batch getting enrolled.

This is likely to create a cluster of confusion. Junior residents cannot possibly pass out in time if the counselling doesn’t get commenced at the earliest. And that will affect the admission process for senior residents as well. A spillover effect seems inevitable.

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On Camera: Delhi man stabs girl multiple times in Mukherjee Nagar, arrested

The incident was captured on CCTV and has been shared widely on the internet.



In a shocking incident, a man from Delhi was arrested on Sunday for stabbing a girl multiple times with a knife in the Mukherjee Nagar area in broad daylight. The incident was captured on CCTV and has been shared widely on the internet.

According to reports, the incident took place on March 22. The passers-by intervened and tried to stop and catch the accused. Although, the girl did not suffer grievous injuries in this attack and is out of danger.

The police have identified the accused as Aman. In the CCTV footage, the 22-year-old could be seen stabbing the girl with the knife several times.

It has been known that students in Mukherjee Nagar used to make fun of the accused, Aman, and call him mentally ill as he used to keep roaming in the area, without doing anything.

The woman he targeted would visit Mukherjee Nagar to study in a library. In the surveillance video, the man can be observed sprinting towards the woman, forcefully knocking her down, and subsequently striking her several times.

The man who is under arrest told the police that she ridiculed him, causing him to take a knife from a nearby vegetable vendor and launch an attack on her in a fit of rage.

Last year in April, another incident was reported from Northeast Delhi’s Karawal Nagar where a man killed his live-in partner and dumped her body 12 lm away from a house with the help of his sister.

Police, later, found the body of Rohina Naz alias Mahi, a resident of Uttarakhand’s Mirajpur, lying near Krishna Public School. The police arrested the sister of the accused in this case.

According to the police, the accused, identified as Vineet, was on the run while his sister Parul was arrested for helping him conspire the murder and hide the body.

The 25-year-old Mahi and Vineet eloped four years ago the date of the crime and were living together in Delhi. Deputy Commissioner of Police Joy Tirkey had said that Mahi was pressuring him for marriage and because of this, the couple used to fight frequently.

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Delhi Metro services to begin at 2:30 pm on Holi

Delhi metro services will not be available till 2:30 pm on all Lines of the Delhi Metro including Rapid Metro/Airport Express Line.



Delhi Metro services will begin at 2:30 pm from terminal stations on all lines on the occasion of Holi, March 25, and will continue normally thereafter.

The Delhi Metro on X, said that the metro train services to start at 2:30 pm on the day of the Holi festival, March 25 (Monday), adding that it said metro services will not be available till 2:30 pm on all Lines of the Delhi Metro including Rapid Metro/Airport Express Line.

Earlier on March 14, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of two additional corridors of Delhi Metro’s Phase 4 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Thursday. The cost of these 2 corridors of the Delhi Metro Phase 4 project is Rs 8,399 crore. These 2 lines will be 20.762 km long. The construction of these projects is slated for completion by March 2026.

During the press release, the government said that the Inderlok- Indraprastha corridor will be an extension of the Green Line and will provide interchange with the Blue, Violet, Magenta and Airport Line, Yellow and Red lines, while the Lajpat Nagar- Saket G Block corridor will connect Violet, Pink, Magenta and Silver lines.

Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar- Saket G Block corridor will be entirely elevated and have 8 stations, as per the reports. The Inderlok- Indraprastha corridor will have 10 stations. The Prime Minister also interacted with beneficiaries of the PM SVANidhi scheme. He distributed loans under the scheme to 1 lakh street vendors (SVs) including 5000 SVs from Delhi.

According to official records, till now up to Rs 82 lakh loans which amount to Rs 10, 978 crore have been disbursed to more than 62 lakh street vendors all over India. Speaking to the media at the event earlier, the Prime Minister said that the program PM SVANidhi Mahotsav was dedicated to those who are always around us and without whom one cannot imagine our lives.

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7 BJP MLAs suspended from Delhi Assembly’s Budget session for interrupting LG’s address

Pandey said that such behaviour by the BJP MLAs amounted to lowering the dignity of the House.



Seven out of eight Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) were suspended on Friday for the remainder of the Budget session of the Delhi Assembly for allegedly interrupting Lieutenant Governor (LG) VK Saxena’s address.

On Thursday, they were marshalled out of the House for their unruly behaviour. According to the reports, the seven BJP MLAs were interrupting Governor Saxena during his address to the House as they sought to attack the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led-AAP government.

Taking cognisance of the matter, the Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel sent the matter of disruption to the Privileges Committee.

On the second day of the session, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Dilip Kumar Pandey and the party convenor Kejriwal whip in the Assembly. Pandey pointed out the disruption made by the BJP MLAs during the LG’s speech, he said MLAs have disrupted Saxena’s address marking the opening of the budget session at least eight times. He further said that such behaviour by the BJP MLAs amounted to lowering the dignity of the House.

AAP MLA Pandey, later moved a proposal that the matter be referred to the Delhi Assembly Privileges Committee, demanding the suspension of the seven BJP MLAs from the proceedings of the House, until the panel decides on the matter. Through a voice vote, the proposal was passed.

Despite several warnings from the Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel, BJP Vijender Gupta interrupted Saxena while he was citing the AAP’s achievements. Following this, the Speaker asked the House marshals to take Gupta out.

Later, when LG Saxena began his address, other leaders from the BJP party continued disrupting him as Saxena cited several Kejriwal government’s achievements.

After all this, the BJP MLAs defied the Goel and refrained from interrupting the Saxena’s address, to which the Speaker had to ask the marshals to take them out of the House too.

The House suspended seven BJP MLAs out of eight, the Leader of Opposition Ramvir Singh Bidhuri was not suspended, however, he walked out with other suspended BJP leaders in protest against the decision of the House to suspend its MLAs.

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