Quota stir far from dead
ANTI-RESERVATION rhetoric seems to have taken a pause for the moment with medicos who had been leading the movement calling of their strike and those who were projected as the next rung of leadership describing the calm as the prelude to a storm.india Updated: Jun 05, 2006 00:33 IST
ANTI-RESERVATION rhetoric seems to have taken a pause for the moment with medicos who had been leading the movement calling of their strike and those who were projected as the next rung of leadership describing the calm as the prelude to a storm.
According to Mahatma Gandhi Medical College (MGM) under graduate student leader Dr Avinash Dubey the movement was not concerned only with the medics and because of encompassing a large spectrum and brushing the very foundations of society was not limited in its scope.
When students were leading the movement from the biggest medical college in the division- MGM, students from the biggest engineering college- Sri Govindram Sekseria Institute of Technical Sciences (SGSITS) had also organised a demonstration on the Race Course Road.
Though the participation of engineering and management students from the city had been limited during the course of the agitation, they were getting their act together for taking the reigns of the movement and carrying forth the agitation.
Meanwhile, the Arakshan Virodhi Morcha was holding internal meetings and brain storming sessions for devising means and ways of continuing with the agitation.
Internal sources reveal that momentum was being generated on the issue in the society and the public was being asked to come forward. In order to give wheels to this campaign pamphlets are being printed and a big drive may start soon.
Meanwhile management and engineering students regularly attending meetings with Junior Doctors Association (JDA) members confess that though they are present in larger numbers and their colleges are also more in number, the medics had one central point and college where they could convene and therefore, generating consensus amongst students present in various campuses sprinkled across the city was taking time.
They intend to come out with a bang by holding a rally in a weeks time but for the time being the agitation seems all but dead.
Anti-quota students at Mahakal
THE ANTI-QUOTA students on Sunday went to Mahakal Temple and prayed that the Central Government and Parliament be blessed with good sense so as not to create differences within the society in the name of reservation. Pranav Pachori and Kunal Choudhary of ‘Youth For equality’ said 51 priests participated in the ‘anushthan’ (ritual). They said that the stir against reservation would continue and a signature campaign was being launched in the city.