Letter Plea moved in SC seeking direction for investigation and action against Delhi Police Officers

Ambika Bhardwaj

Published On: December 29, 2021 at 20:50 IST

A letter Petition has been filed in Supreme Court seeking a directive towards the Commissioner of Police Delhi to launch an Investigation and take serious actions against Delhi Police Officers involved in the physical attack on the protesting resident doctors.

The letter Petition, acknowledged to Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana, was filed by Delhi-based Advocate Vineet Jindal, and the Petition also requests that the Government of India hold a meeting to deal with the issues concerning doctors.

It should be acknowledged that thousands of resident doctors from medical college-affiliated hospitals are organizing protests in Delhi, demanding that the National Eligibility Cumulative Entrance Test (NEET) post-graduate counselling be held as soon as possible.

Against this background, the Plea contends that because doctors are our frontline soldiers in the war against COVID-19, it is critical to discuss the problems of resident doctors and attempt to settle their requirements in order to call off the protest as early as possible.

The letter Plea refers to the doctors as “nation warriors” in this moment of crisis, and adds that in the last two years, the doctors have provided exceptional service in emergency situations faced during COVID-19, and have been widely praised by the country for their efforts and dedication to serve during the pandemic.

Notably, the Federation of Resident Doctors’ Association (FORDA) is guiding the protest with a demand that NEET PG counselling be held as soon as possible so that doctors who have become¬†eligible for PG Course exams can get admitted to their assigned colleges.

It is also worth noting that the Central Government guaranteed the Supreme Court in October 2021 that NEET-PG counselling will not begin till the Court Rules on the Legality of the Centre’s judgement to include reservation for the Other Backward Classes (OBC) and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in the All- India Quota (AIQ).

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