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Quota: Students seek audience with Sonia

To air grievances on reservations in elite institutions, Kanpur students seek to meet Sonia Gandhi.

india Updated: Aug 07, 2006 15:43 IST

To air their grievances on reservations in elite educational institutions, students of the Indian Institute of Technology and GSVM medical college in Kanpur have sought an audience with Congress President Sonia Gandhi during her visit to the city on Tuesday.

"The students of IIT Kanpur and GSVM medical college have faxed a letter to Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi. We have sought time from her to inform her how the implementation of reservation policy would affect higher education", Chandrasekhar, state representative of 'Youth for Equality' which is spearheading anti-quota protests, told reporters in Kanpur.

Gandhi is arriving in Kanpur on Tuesday to address a rally.

Accusing the district administration of 'cruching' the moral rights of students by taking them into custody while they were organising a human chain, Chandrasekhar said the matter would be brought into Gandhi's notice.

The organisation will also file a writ petition in the High Court against the local administration in this regard, he said.