DIPHU, Dec 2: Police have prevented a sit-in-protest of social organisations demanding 100 percent reservation of grade III and IV posts in Diphu Medical College & Hospital (DMCH) for Schedule Tribe (H) candidates in front of Semson Sing Ingti Memorial Park here on Monday.
Representatives of the social organisations also demanded review of interview in grade III and IV posts in DMCH.
Altogether 10 leaders including KSA president Bijoy Bey, general secretary Thangsing Timung and Karbi Students & Youth Council (KSYC) president Prakash Terang, general secretary Bipul Tisso and assistant general secretary Biren Hanse, were detained by police for violating Section 144 of CrPC.
The protest was carried out as health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was inspecting the DMCH here.
“Health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had promised of 100 percent appointment to local ST (H) candidates in non technical posts in DMCH, but now only a few got the job. Our demand is for 100 percent reservation of jobs for local candidates. We also demand interview conducted be reviewed as local candidates have not been benefited,” Karbi Students Association (KSA) president Bijoy Bey said.