As many as 29 medical students from the Kuki-Zo community who were displaced, following the eruption of the crisis in Manipur took out a protest rally on Sunday, protesting against the alleged denial of BDS and MBBS phase 1 University Examination to them.
A total of 27 MBBS students and two BDS took out the rally from Tuibong Bazar to Mini Secretariat where they were denied entry by the authorities. Some of them were later allowed to submit their memorandum for the Governor of Manipur Anusuiya Uikey and Manipur University authorities through the additional DC of Churachandpur district Thangboi Gangte.
A student, Florence Nengneivah Baite said that they are wearing their white uniforms for a purpose so that they can help and treat the people, but now they had to hold protests in their white uniforms,which is not their purpose. She said that the treatment they are subjected to was discriminatory as they had already been verbally promised to have their examination by the Chief Secretary of Manipur and DC of Churachandpur.
It may be mentioned that the National Medical Commission had reportedly not given any objection against them from taking their examinations in Churachandpur.
The protesting students were visited by the North East Student Organisation (NESO) leaders Ejan Lotha, NESO coordinator Medovi, president NSF and secretary finance NSF Heiko Kent at the Mini Secretariat.
Ejan Lotha assured that the organisation will take their issue seriously and try to solve their grievances.