New Delhi: Students of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Bhopal threw ink at Union Health Minister JP Nadda during his visit to the campus on 17 September. Medical students protesting against lack of facilities at AIIMS.
The marker ink was thrown when the minister was in his car, on his way out of the AIIMS campus, at around 1:30 pm. The motorcade, however, zipped out of the institute.
A third-year student told media that half the department was not functional at the institute even after 13 years. “When we’re protesting for the rightful demand, our voice is being quelled,” the student said.
The more than 50 medical students had gathered in protest, and the police had to use mild force to disperse them as they tried to block the health minister’s car. Two third-year MBBS students, identified as Ijha Pandey and Anjali Krishna, fell down and sustained minor injuries in the scuffle.