K'taka anti-quota forum welcomes SC notice
The SC notice to Centre questions the basis on which a policy decision to implement 27 per cent reservation was taken.india Updated: May 29, 2006 19:25 IST
Anti-quota protesters under the banner of "Youth for Equality" (YFE) on Monday welcomed the Supreme Court's notice to the Centre questioning the basis on which a policy decision to implement 27 per cent reservation was taken.
Describing it as a "first positive result" of their agitation, the protesters from various districts in the state who decided to "fight unitedly" under YFE Karnataka at a meeting held, hoped the Supreme Court would not allow caste politics to enter education, YFE convenor Karnataka, Kumar Gaurav said.
YFE, Karnataka, will participate in the forum's national committee meeting in Delhi next month where it will put forth its three-point charter of demands, he said.
The demands are: roll back proposed hike in OBC reservation with immediate effect in Central educational institutions; setting up a non political review committee on the issue of reservation and a fixed time frame on reducing the existing reservation to zero.