GUWAHATI: An FIR was filed against a few Assam Police personnel on Friday, for having allegedly lathi charged and manhandled the Homoeopathic Medical College Students Union staging a demonstration at Last Gate in the city on Wednesday.The union threatens to close down three homoeopathic colleges and hospitals in the state, indefinitely, from March 3.
More than 250 homoeopathic doctors, junior doctors and students from the mentioned three homoeopathic colleges and hospitals of the state had been demonstrating at Last Gate from February 26 to 28 to raise their grievances and longstanding demands when the alleged police lathi-charged to disperse them happened.
Eyasin Ikram Farazi ,President of the union is believed to have sustained a head injury while other male and female doctors have complained of being manhandled and lathi charged by male policemen
“We were demonstrating in a peaceful manner at Last Gate to highlight the pathetic condition of the homoeopathic colleges and hospitals in the state. Many of doctors passing out from these hospitals are still unemployed. But a few policemen started lathi charging on us illegally. A policeman dragged me by my hand while another hit me on the head with his stick. I have suffered from a skull bone fracture and had to be admitted to the hospital. Moreover, male policemen also beat up and manhandled our female doctors and students who had participated in the demonstration,” Farazi told TOI.
“We have filed an FIR at the Dispur Police Station today against these policemen. We strongly condemn their inhuman action. We want strict action to be taken against the guilty. Since our long-standing demands have not been met by the government, we will close down the three homoeopathic colleges and hospitals in the state for an indefinite period from March 3,” said Farazi, who has now been discharged from the hospital.