The agitation called by the doctors of Veterinary College and Hospital of Maharashtra Animal and Fisheries Science (MAFSU) to protest against the promotions given to assistant animal husbandry officers and demanding withdrawal of the government decision of March 8, continued on Saturday.
The agitation has affected studies in the college as well as the work in the hospital. People who had come with their animals from rural areas for their treatment had to return empty handed. The agitating doctors have locked the main gate of the college, which has hampered the administrative work.
As part of their agitation, the striking doctors polished shoes at the college premises at Seminary Hills and the hospital situated on North Ambazari Road. This action attracted attention of the people passing by. Maharashtra Veterinary Students’ Association (Action Committee) once again reiterated their stand to continue the agitation until their demands are not fulfilled. The doctors said that the agitation was not for any personal gains but was in the interest of the veterinary education and the doctors. During the last four days of the agitation there has been no initiative from the government for dialogue, the agitating doctors said, adding this proves that the government does not want the agitation to be called off.
AAP supports agitation
President of Youth Wing of Aam Admi Party (AAP) Piyush Akhre along with Executive Member Krutal Aakre have extended their support to the veterinary doctors’ agitation. Office-bearer of AAP Devendra Wankhede said the government is playing with the lives of veterinary doctors.
AAP workers Nafis Sheikh, Shubham Prade, Girish Titarmare, Swapnil Godhne, Abhishek Thavre, Pratik Bawankar and hundreds of youth workers were present on the occasion.