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AU students take out procession

ALLAHABAD UNIVERSITY students led by student union president Ajit Yadav took out a procession and submitted a memorandum for the Prime Minister to city magistrate supporting reservation issue, here on Wednesday.

india Updated: May 11, 2006 00:11 IST

ALLAHABAD UNIVERSITY students led by student union president Ajit Yadav took out a procession and submitted a memorandum for the Prime Minister to city magistrate supporting reservation issue, here on Wednesday.

Addressing the students, Yadav said the Prime Minister had been informed about students moving to Delhi to gherao the Parliament on May 22 and that they were ready to intensify their agitation if their demands were not taken into consideration.

The students have demanded a 27 per cent reservation in higher education, no reduction in seats in the varsity and implementation of central fee structure.
Dr Ramesh Verma said Dalit students were supporting the agitation.

The students have decided to hold a meeting on May 15 of all student union presidents from different colleges, former office-bearers of AU Student Union and scholars of the city to garner support for the reservation issue.

Dr Satiram Yadav, Surendra Mohan, Lalaram Saroj, Santosh Yadav, Prem Shankar Singh, Mukund Lal Maurya, Ashutosh Yadav and Sant Lal Verma took part.

Meanwhile, anti-reservationists welcomed the statement of National Knowledge Commission president Sam Pitroda and took out a procession against the proposed reservation policy on Wednesday. The procession was led by student leaders Abhishek Shukla and Sunil Dwivedi.

Speaking at the meeting Shukla said all students had welcomed Pitroda’s statement and would not allow reservation in the varsity.

Shukla said a contact programme had been introduced to get support against reservation.

Those present were Kamlesh Mishra, Pradeep Narayan Dwivedi, Irshad Ullah, Mahesh Tiwari, Ashutosh Pandey, Sanjay Pandey, Amrit Pandey, Vikram Singh, Manish Tripathi, OP Dwivedi, Gaurav Singh and Sneharth Yadav.

First Published: May 11, 2006 00:11 IST