The State will urge the Union government to reconsider the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) order on making it compulsory for students who want to pursue Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery to have passed Urdu, Health and Family Welfare Minister U.T. Khader said here on Sunday.

Speaking to presspersons, Mr. Khader said that action would be taken to safeguard the interests of students getting admission to the course under the Common Entrance Test. As per the CCIM directive, those joining the course should have passed Urdu in the class 10 examination or any equivalent examination conducted by the college offering the course. Mr. Khader said that a hasty implementation of the directive would lead to interested students being denied seats. “We will not be in a position to fill the seats allotted through CET,” he said.

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