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OBC reservation move may end up in court

AFTER THE SMS campaign, agitation by student leaders and signature drive, some student groups along with several likeminded people are contemplating filing a PIL against the Union government?s move to incorporate the OBC quota in premier colleges and B-schools of the country.

india Updated: Apr 14, 2006 01:06 IST

AFTER THE SMS campaign, agitation by student leaders and signature drive, some student groups along with several likeminded people are contemplating filing a PIL against the Union government’s move to incorporate the OBC quota in premier colleges and B-schools of the country.

“Talks with lawyers are on and if everything goes according to plan we may soon move the courts against the move,” a senior bank employee, who is a product of IIM, said.

The anti-reservation drive continued in the city on Friday with various students, professionals and others enrolling signatures of people across the move. “Certain colleges where we approached for enlisting support despite being supportive of the move were reluctant to offer their premises to us for the purpose. They fear a government backlash if they are seen as siding with the cause openly,” said one of the students spearheading the anti-reservation movement. 

What has agitated the students even more is the fact that in an apparent move to be seen as politically right, the state government too is planning to impose a similar reservation criterion in state colleges. “It is just impossible to expect our politicians to be of any help. We are doing everything that we can. Those desirous of supporting our campaign can contact us through ,” a key member of anti-reservation campaign added.