Around 200 agitating nurses were arrested from two State-run medical colleges and hospitals of Assam on Wednesday, the third day of their strike, only to be released later, officials said. The nurses under the banner of All Assam Nurses’ Association were on strike in two hospitals since Monday to press for their demands, including pay parity. The authorities imposed prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC in the premises of the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital and the Jorhat Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday morning, sources said. When the agitating uniformed nurses assembled in front of the hospitals and started raising slogans, around 100 nurses from each hospital were arrested, the sources said. The GMCH nurses were taken away to a temporary jail set up at the 4th Assam Police Battalion HQ in Guwahati and released later, the police said. The nurses claimed that Health Minister Pijush Hazarika had called them for a meeting on Tuesday but cancelled it all of a sudden. The nurses are demanding ‘same post same salary’ and restoration of the designation of ‘staff nurse’.