DU students join anti-reservation protests
DU students will hold a protest march in North Campus, which will be addressed by motivational guru Shiv Khera.india Updated: May 19, 2006 12:44 IST
Expressing solidarity with medical students and doctors, Delhi University students have joined in the anti-reservation protests.
DU students will hold a protest march in North Campus, which will be addressed by motivational guru Shiv Khera.
The students will also form a human chain in front of the Vice Chancellor's office to protest the government's proposal to hike quota in institutions of higher learning.
The agitating medicos, meanwhile, are organising a march on Saturday from Maulana Azad Medical College to Rajghat. Some parents are also expected to join in, Sasmit of 'Youth for Equality', which is spearheading the protests, said.
Barely 30 of the medical students on an indefinite hunger strike were able to continue with the fast, with the majority of the around 150 protestors having backed out after they fainted.
"Now, 30 medicos are on hunger strike and their condition is not good," Sasmit said.
The students and junior doctors of five medical colleges - AIIMS, MAMC, Lady Hardinge Medical College, University College of Medical Sciences and Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College - started their hunger strike on Sunday to protest the OBC quota proposal.
The striking medicos on Thursday rejected the Centre's assurance that hiking the number of reserved seats in elite educational institutes would not affect general category students and decided to continue their agitation till their demand for complete rollback is met.
First Published: May 19, 2006 12:44 IST