A bus carrying 25 All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) staffers were attacked by protesters participating in the nationwide bandh called by the various Dalit organizations against the alleged dilution of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act by the Supreme Court.
Nobody was injured during the attack. “Bus with doctors and nurses from AIIMS was attacked by protesters on Delhi-Ghaziabad road. The attack took place at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border when the staff was returning from duty. Though nobody was hurt, the terrified staff is planning to write to the hospital administration to reconsider deputing people when such protests are on. The staff was coming back to Delhi from a Ghaziabad de-addiction center and a total of 25 people were on the bus,” said a senior doctor from AIIMS.
He added, “Though we are aware that law and order situation is being managed properly by respective governments. There is no point in providing services by putting employees’ lives at stake in such situations. We hope the administration understands our intention and situation.”
The attack was part of the violent protests including — burning of vehicles, rail roko agitations and various other blockades — seen across the country.
In Uttar Pradesh’s Agra, Meerut, Ghaziabad, and Hapur, protesters took to the streets damaging public and private properties to express their disapproval of SC’s ruling.