Quota stir: Students block road in Kolkata
About 300 students of the Guru Nanak Dental Medical College on blocked the Barrackpore Trunk Road near Kolkata.india Updated: May 24, 2006 14:13 IST
About 300 students of the Guru Nanak Dental Medical College on Wednesday blocked the Barrackpore Trunk Road at Panihati in North 24 Parganas near Kolkata to protest the increase in OBC reservation.
Students squatted on the road and raised slogans during the agitation which continued for an hour. It was removed following the intervention of the police. Traffic was stalled on the busy road linking the city to the northern district.
Later, Kaushik Gangopadhyay and Niranjan Banerjee, two students leaders, told newsmen that this was a token protest as part of their movement against the Centre's reservation policy and soon they would join the movement with the city medical college students.