'Sale' of medical seats: Protest turns violent
1,600 candidates take exam
Amidst violence, 1,600 students from across the state attended the exam on Friday. Students and parents were disappointed by the news reports that the seats had already been sold and the entrance examination was just a farce. Moreover, the clash between police and student protesters along with the threatening of union leaders added to the agony of the candidates. AISF activists tried to prevent some girl students from entering the exam venue but the timely intervention of the police thwarted untoward incidents. A few students have reportedly gone back without writing the entrance examination. Parents expressed disapproval of the alleged sale of medical seats even before the declaration of the results of the All Kerala Private Medical Entrance Examination for management seats. “My daughter was crying after knowing that the seats have been sold already. She told me that there was no point in writing the entrance examination and she was reluctant to come here. It was after consoling and motivating her the whole night she agreed to attend the exam,”said Bini Mathew, a parent.