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IITians, medicos call for public support

BEFORE LEAVING for New Delhi, students of IIT-K and GSVM Medical College made a fervent appeal to the general public to stand by them so that they could compel the government to roll back the proposed quota hike.

india Updated: May 27, 2006 00:25 IST

Students leave for New Delhi to join protest

BEFORE LEAVING for New Delhi, students of IIT-K and GSVM Medical College made a fervent appeal to the general public to stand by them so that they could compel the government to roll back the proposed quota hike.

The medico and technocrats appealed to various private and government organisations to make their stand clear on reservation as it was a deliberate ploy by the government to divide the society. Before leaving for New Delhi, a medico said, “We are determined to fight till the last against the government’s quota politics but we appeal to the people to support us because without consensus, defeating the government would be slightly difficult, though not impossible.”

With grit, determination and tenacity to confront the government for a roll back of the quota hike (to be implemented from June 2007), over a dozen students from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and GSVM Medical College will leave for Delhi on Sunday to attend the meeting called by the striking medicos of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

The medicos’ trip has been sponsored by some likeminded people whereas the IITians are going after contribution on the college campus. Exhibiting enthusiasm before leaving for New Delhi, the students said, “Our aim will be to interact with likeminded people and to chalk out a nationwide strategy against reservation.”

To bolster the students’ move, some associations and organisations in the city have expressed their willingness to support them and the anti-reservation protest is likely to be intensified here in the near future.

First Published: May 27, 2006 00:25 IST