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NEET row: J&K LG will seek postponement of all India medical quota

Naveen Bharat Editorial

SRINAGAR: After facing opposition from medical students and political parties, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Monoj Sinha on Sunday said he would ask the Center to postpone the pooling of MBBS and UT postgraduate seats in the All India Quota (AIQ) from the present. will request. Session..

“Meet the NEET Post-Graduate MD/MS candidates today. Heard their concerns regarding the participation of the Union Territory in the All India Quota in the current year. The students asked for more time to prepare. Considering his plea, I would request the Central Government to defer it for the current year,” tweeted Sinha.

Medical students in J&K are against the move to pool J&K’s MBBS and PG seats in AIQ.

“Please do not deny the prospects of the medical students of Jammu and Kashmir. This move will cause more harm to the students of Jammu and Kashmir than our counterparts from other states and union territories,” said a student leader from Government Medical College (GMC) Srinagar.

Students of GMC, Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, GMC Rajouri and other medical colleges have opposed the move.

Earlier, J&K used to reserve all medical seats for local students to opt out of AIQ.

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