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Medicos distribute anti-quota pamphlets

THE STUDENTS of Moti Lal Nehru Medical College distributed anti-quota pamphlets at all the CPMT examination centres on Sunday. The students also requested the candidates who came to take the CPMT to collect the pamphlets at MLN Medical College and participate in the ?Jan Chetna? rally on Monday.

india Updated: May 22, 2006 01:04 IST

THE STUDENTS of Moti Lal Nehru Medical College distributed anti-quota pamphlets at all the CPMT examination centres on Sunday. The students also requested the candidates who came to take the CPMT to collect the pamphlets at MLN Medical College and participate in the ‘Jan Chetna’ rally on Monday.

“The CPMT exam was an opportunity to make over ten thousand students understand the evils of quota system. The pamphlets were distributed at all the 20 examination centres to garner support in their struggle against the proposed quota policy,” said JDA president Dr Neeraj.

Dr Neeraj said that the candidates were also urged to participate in their Jan Chetna rally on Monday. The rally would start from the medical college and end at Subhash Crossing Civil Lines.

Meanwhile, additional Standing Counsel of the Government of India Sharad Chandra Mishra condemned any move to give reservation in higher education on the basis of caste.

Mishra said that reservation, if any, should be based on economic condition. He said that it was observed that those who had got reservation facility are well-off.

Meanwehile, the activists  of the Rashtriya Ekta Andolan, who are opposing the caste- based reservation, will organise a massive dharna at the collectorate at 11 am on Monday 22.

In a press release media incharge of the Andolan, Javed Khan said that the lawyers and students, belonging to medical, engineering, and other disciplines, would also take part in the dharna.

Varanasi

THE ANTI-RESERVATION relay hunger strike by students of Institute of Medical Sciences-Banaras Hindu University entered the second day on Sunday.
Five more medicos Dr Abhishek, Dr Kanika Kapoor, Dr Mahendra Singh, Dr Tanmay and Dr Pramod Mishra observed the relay hunger strike, under the banner of the Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA), on the IMS premises.
Services at Sir Sunderlal Hospital (BHU) remained affected as the medicos’ indefinite strike entered its sixth day.

Many patients have shifted to private clinics in areas near the BHU. Both the Out Patient Department (OPD) of the SS Hospital and the parallel OPD of the striking medicos observed the weekly closure on Sunday.

Medical students and Institute of Technology students formed a human chain on the IMS premises to register their protest against the Union Government’s proposal to enhance quota from the existing 22 per cent to 49.5 per cent in Central Government-funded higher academic institutes across the country. Medicos launched a massive public awareness drive at Assi Ghat.