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Guj medicos join anti-quota stir

"This is not a token demonstration. We extend our support to students protesting in Delhi," said a protesting student.

india Updated: May 14, 2006 15:08 IST

Students of several medical colleges in Gujarat expressed their solidarity with their Delhi counterparts and launched protests against the proposed reservation policy on Saturday.

Students of the BJ Medical College took out a rally from the Civil Hospital campus shouting slogans against the Centre.

"This is not a token demonstration. We are extending our support to the students protesting in Delhi," said a protesting student.

While junior and resident doctors did not join the students, they extended their support.

In Saurashtra town of Jamnagar, medical college students burnt an effigy of Arjun Singh.

"The students (in Gujarat) got furious after learning about the police making a baton charge on protesting students on Friday," said Hemant Patel, a third year student of medicine.