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Kerala politicians caught off guard as SC cancels 180 MBBS admissions

IANS  |  New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram 

The on Thursday ordered cancellation of admissions of 180 third-year MBBS students in Kerala, leaving both the ruling and opposition political leadership red faced as the Assembly had unanimously passed a bill a day earlier to regularise the admissions.

The verdict came on an appeal by the Medical Council of against regularisation of these admissions made in two self-financing Kannur and Karuna medical colleges in 2016-17.

The government was directed to see to it that all 180 admissions were cancelled and there was no attempt to disobey the apex court directive.

Former said the entire opposition voted for the bill because ofconcern over the future of the students.

Calling the apex court ruling "most unfortunate", said "the government had only the future of these students in mind."

The state had decided to replace the ordinance to regularise these admissions with the new bill. The apex court pointed out that it was yet to become a law as the had not given his assent.

Former State flayed the Congress-led opposition for voting in favour of the bill. "This shows all protests by the opposition against exploitation by self-financing institutions' managements is nothing but hoax," he said.

Affected students said they were at a loss of words since their future appeared bleak.

"We really do not know what wrong we did to suffer like this. We did not even have a to represent us," said one of them.

The court will take up the matter again after four weeks.



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First Published: Thu, April 05 2018. 17:46 IST