Vets of Bengaluru join protest against Maneka Gandhi over allegedly abusing a veterinarian

Many veterinary doctors in the city of Bengaluru have showed their support to a protest happening nationwide against BJP MP and animal rights activist Maneka Gandhi for allegedly threatening a veterinary doctor.

The protest was triggered after an audio clip went viral on social media where Gandhi is heard asking vet NL Gupta to return the money he had taken from a client post surgery. The voice call was not confirmed independently but the doctor has accused the Sitapur MP.

The vets all over the country are accusing her of making derogatory remarks about veterinary professionals, wore black hands on their arms. Vets across the nation were called by the Indian Veterinary Association (IVA) to observe Wednesday as ‘Black Day.’ They have issued a notice to register condemnation for the “high-handed act of using abusive and filthy language against a veterinarian who performed a surgery on a dog and demanded money as compensation.”

The Chief Veterinary Officer of Dodda-ballapur Veterinary Hospital Dr. Lokesh said that eight doctors at their hospital wore black hands around their arms to show solidarity. He added, “We feel that she is misusing her power. She jumps to conclusions without listening to both sides of the story. She should give the vets a chance to explain their side too. She should understand what happened instead of misusing her power and threatening to cancel our licences.

As told to PTI, a member of the IVA and former Chief Veterinary Officer in Agra Dr. A K Doneria stated “A doctor gives his best and cannot do injustice with any patient. We condemn the incident that happened with the veterinarian doctor in Agra.”

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