The Tamil Nadu Government Doctors’ Association (TNGDA) marked their disagreement at an unhappy move of jallikattu ban in the form of a dharna.
The participation of youth, specially students against the ban, made it more powerful.
Chennai: With the ongoing protests against the ban on jallikattu on a rise, the health and medical sector of the state also actively participated and turned up in large numbers to stage the dharna in an attempt to demand the preservation of the Tamil culture.
The Tamil Nadu Government Doctors’ Association (TNGDA) marked their disagreement at an unhappy move of jallikattu ban in the form of a dharna, along with members of Indian Medical Association (IMA) and the medical student fraternity.
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The participation of youth, especially students against this ban, made it more powerful. “A minimum of 250 to 300 students from the government medical college across the state participated. Members of the TNGDA from Chennai, Kanyakumari & Erode distributed food packets to the protesters,” said Dr. J A. Jayalal of the association.
The protests will continue for three days until the demands put forth by the association is accepted, stated another member Dr. K. Senthil. “The association demands that the ban be lifted and safety measures are implemented. It also demands a special ordinance and a review of the petition,” he said.
“Around 25,000 doctors of the association are supporting to the dharna across the state by voting against the ban. 15,000 doctors from 10 districts, including Chennai, have participated in the dharna on Friday,” he added.