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LARKANA, Feb 4: The principal of the Chandka Medical College (CMC), Larkana, Professor Dr Assadullah Mahar, on Monday announced that the papers of surgery-II and medicine-II of the MBBS final year (10th semester), which were torn up and boycotted by some students on Dec 7, 2012, would now be held on Feb 7. The management of the Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro had communicated the date to the principal of the CMC, said the press release of the college. On 7 Dec 2012, some students appearing in the examinations after exchanging hot words with invigilators tore up the theory papers of medicine and surgery. It had sparked protests and about 121 affected students filed petition in the court for re-conducting of the papers. A disciplinary committee, headed by the principal with Professor Dr Khursheed Abbasi of director academics and Professor Dr Riaz Sheikh as members of the committee, after inquiry had decided to rusticate two students Suhail Sarki and Majid Gorar for six months. The High Court circuit bench of Larkana stayed the announcement of the results. On Monday, protesting over the rustication of Suhail Sarki and Majid Gorar, the students boycotted the regular classes in the Chandka Medical College and observed a token hunger-strike at the main gate of the CMC. Akash Anasri, the central vice chairman of the Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz arrived at the camp. Addressing the protesters, he criticised the vice chancellor of the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Medical University for the situation. He demanded withdrawal of rustication orders within two days and warned that they would expand the protest, if their demand was not met.

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