THE ABVP activists are on a hunger strike in Tibbia College of Delhi against the conspiracy to eliminate Ayurveda from the medical college. There is no professor of Ayurveda in the college for the last three years and the MD course has been in suspension since then. Instead of making any arrangement of the professors, the authorities say that the College does not have even a single professor in the Ayurveda Department when the students inquired the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM).
The Ayurvedic and Unani Tibbia Medical College is among the top most Colleges of India and also a national heritage as it was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. It is affiliated to Delhi University. Every year crores of rupees are sanctioned by the Delhi Government for it, but still there is no sign of development there. In spite of being a Medical College, there is not a single professor of Ayurveda in the College. There is one more reason of the ABVP protest. The students of the College have filed a complaint against the College principal Dr Ahmad Yasin, who had allegedly submitted a fake certificate in order to get the job back, and also got an extension at the respective post illegally. The students are protesting against the principal since April 28 and they are on hunger strike since May 3. They closed the OPDs, the main office and interrupted the interviews. The students even did not attend the classes in order to get the attention of the higher authorities. In spite of all this, there is nobody to look into the matter and make suitable decision. Meanwhile, a student delegation also tried to meet the Principal Secretary (Health) of Delhi, but he simply refused to meet them and did not answer any of their questions.