Non-medicos continue stir
The medicos themselves had made it clear that they will resume duties but continue the movement.india Updated: Jun 01, 2006 22:16 IST
Non-medical students in the capital on Thursday continued their anti-reservation strike despite medicos calling off their agitation in the wake of Supreme Court ordering them to call of their stir and the government taking a tough stand on the issue.
Students of Jawaharlal Nehru, Delhi and Indraprastha universities and Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi decided to continue the anti-quota movement under the banners of 'Youth for Equality' and Delhi University's 'United Students'.
"The Supreme Court order was addressed to medicos. The IITs of Mumbai, Delhi and Kanpur will continue the agitation," Sanjeev Srivastava, a representative of 'Youth for Equality' in IIT-Delhi said.
The medicos themselves had made it clear that they will resume duties but continue the movement, he said.
Students of JNU and IIT-Delhi were have been observing a relay hunger strike for the last four days.
"Medicos have certain social responsibilities. We don't want these responsibilities to hinder our movement. Our main focus is to rationalise the reservation policy," Shewta Gaur of JNU said.
In Delhi University, the anti-quota students will take out a protest demonstration at the North Campus on Thursday to garner support for the agitation, which has suffered a major setback with medicos pulling out fearing contempt proceedings by the apex court.