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Anti-quota protestors on indefinite strike

Scores of anti-quota protestors are on an indefinite hunger strike in the Capital, accusing the Govt of circumventing the SC order on OBC quota.

delhi Updated: May 22, 2008, 16:14 IST

Scores of anti-quota protestors on Thursday began an indefinite hunger strike in the national capital accusing the government of circumventing the Supreme Court order on OBC quota.

Around 100 activists, under the aegis of "Youth for Equality", started their hunger strike at the Maulana Azad Medical College in New Delhi at 12:00 pm.

Protestors were alleging that the government was trying to circumvent the Supreme Court ruling by extending quota benefit to post graduate courses.

"We want the government to implement the quota order in its true spirit," an activist said.

The Supreme Court had on April ten upheld the controversial law providing 27 per cent quota for OBCs in IITs, IIMs and other central educational institutions but excluded the "creamy layer" from its ambit.

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