MBBS, BDS ADMISSION : Enrolment starts amid countrywide demo for fresh test

Staff Correspondent
Policewomen try to remove a demonstrator from Dhaka Medical College administrative building where admission seekers held a protest against question leak in medical college admission test. — Sourav Lasker

Policewomen try to remove a demonstrator from Dhaka Medical College administrative building where admission seekers held a protest against question leak in medical college admission test. — Sourav Lasker

Aspiring MBBS and BDS students continued their demonstrations in the capital and other cities on Tuesday demanding a fresh test after cancellation of the recent test which was marred by widespread allegations of question paper leak.
Amid the countrywide protests, the medical college authorities started enrolling students for MBBS and BDS courses from Tuesday.
The protesting students announced a sit-in at the premises of Shaheed Minar in every district on Wednesday to press home their demand.
In the capital, police swooped on the protesting students and dispersed them from the premises of central Shaheed Minar and in front of Dhaka Medical College.
Our Dhaka University correspondent reported the students started gathering at the premises of Central Shaheed Minar from early in the morning to take part in a sit-in to press home their demand.
Police charged batons at the protesting students and dispersed them from the central Shaheed Minar premises at about 11:50am. Police also locked in a scuffle with the protesting students.
Later, the protesting students tried to lay siege to the principal office of Dhaka Medical College demanding the current enrolment be cancelled.
But police foiled their efforts by obstructing their march and dispersing them from the premises of the medical college by charging batons at them.
Sanjida Islam, a protestor, alleged the policemen also assaulted the girls among them.
Israt Jahan Simi, spokesperson of the protesting students, urged all the admission-seekers and guardians to observe the sit-in at the Shaheed Minar premises of all districts.
Ramna zone additional deputy commissioner Md Ibrahim Khan, however, told reporters police did not assault the protesting students.
In Barisal, the protesting students locked the administrative section of Sher-e-Bangla Medical College and held a sit-in demanding cancellation of the controversial admission test to make way for a new test, before being dispersed by the police at 11am.
Principal of SBMC, Bhaskar Saha, said they started enrolment after 11am and on the first day 19 students were admitted to the MBBS course and one student to BDS course.
Our Sylhet correspondent reported the protesting students locked the main gate of Sylhet Osmani Medical College at about 7:30am.
Later, police dispersed them from the spot and broke the lock to open the main gate of the medical college.
The protesting students formed a human chain in front of Khulna Medical College in the morning demanding fresh admission tests for MBBS and BDS courses. More than 200 students joined the human chain.
The results of MBBS and BDS admissions tests, with a success rate of 58.4 per cent, were published on September 20, sparking protests by unsuccessful students and some of their parents.
The protesting students alleged the questions were made available to a large number of students on September 17, a day prior to the exams.

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