Ex-employees intensify agitation

Woman faints on second day of hunger strike outside Medical college

Mamatha, who was appointed as the staff nurse, fainted on the wee hours of Monday and slipped into unconscious state. She was immediately put on the IV fluids on the spot.
Though, her colleagues appealed her to give up fasting, she refused to take any food or oral liquid.

Later in the day, she was shifted to district hospital, even as she vowed to continue her fast till the Government revoked the order to cancel all appointments made in the college.
Other protesters also continued their strike outside the medical college premises.

The agitators wore black badges to condemn the Government decision to cancel the appointments following allegations of irregularities in recruitment to Hassan and Mysore medical colleges.

The protesters are staging a overnight protest from the past five days. Scores of farmers and women have also supported the agitation taking part in the protest on Monday.

DC intervenes

Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Naveen Raj Singh met the protesting staff and asked them to allow the classes to take place in the college. Since the protest began, the classes are being obstructed. Many students had come from far off places to study.

The administration would be forced to take tough stand against the protesters, if they continued to obstruct the classes,” he said.

The DC said he was aware of the situation and would cooperate to communicate their feelings to the Government.

He said he was in constant touch with the Government, but appealed to carry out their agitation in a peaceful manner. The protesters accepted the DC’s directive in the interest of students and said they would allow the conduct of classes in the college.

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