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Union Health Minister was on a visit to Bhopal’s AIIMS Hospital on Saturday. It was during this visit that one of the protesting students threw ink on him.
Union Health Minister was on a visit to Bhopal’s AIIMS Hospital on Saturday. It was during this visit that one of the protesting students threw ink on him.

Medical students protesting against lack of facilities at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Bhopal threw black ink on Union minister for Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda during his visit on Saturday.

The ink was thrown when the minister was in his car, on his way out of the AIIMS campus. The motorcade, however, moved out of the institute immediately.

A third-year MBBS student said 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. Upon questioning, a student reported, “We wanted him (JP Nadda) to hear us out, but he did not stop. We wanted to stop him.”

More than 50 medical students had gathered in protest, and the police had to use force to disperse them as they tried to block the health minister’s car. Two third-year MBBS students fell down and sustained minor injuries in the scuffle.