Bolan Medical College students protest against online entry test results
Several students taking part in the rally and sit-in at Edhi Chowk were injured on Wednesday after police resorted to baton-charge to disperse them.
Police also arrested at least 20 students and booked them at the Power House police station.
Earlier, students of Quetta's Bolan Medical College took to the streets on Wednesday afternoon against the results of online entry exams.
The demonstrators staged a protest and sit-in blocked the road for traffic. "Our tests scores this year are very low. This is all because the tests were taken online," a student said.
The protesters claimed that this is an attempt to prevent students from entering colleges and universities of their choice.
"The Pakistan Medical Commission can conduct the exams through any testing service. We have no issue. But we won't give the tests online," another student added.
The protesters have refused to end protests unless their demands are met.
Most of the exams at schools, colleges and universities across the country were moved online because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Later, protesting students regrouped at the Quetta Press Club, calling for the release of their colleagues.
All opposition parties in the Balochistan Assembly, including Balochistan National Party (Mengal), condemned the police action against protesting students.
When the protestors tried to march toward the Governor House, police charged again and dispersed them.
Meanwhile, Balochistan’s Home Minister Mir Zia Lango sought a detailed report on the incident from officials concerned, including the IG Police.