Medical, Engg students stage protest in B'lore
Expressing solidarity with their counterparts in Delhi and Maharashtra, medical and engineering students today staged a protest in Bangalore.india Updated: May 14, 2006 17:07 IST
Expressing solidarity with their counterparts in Delhi and Maharashtra, medical and engineering students on Sunday staged a protest against the proposed reservations for OBCs in elite educational institutes.
The protesters under the banner of "Youth for Equality" marched in a procession, shouting slogans and carrying placards against the Centre's proposed move for reservations.
"Is it about social justice or vote bank", "No reservation, no discrimination in education" and "Limit reservation to politics" read some of the placards.
The protesters also condemned the police action against medicos staging protests in Delhi and Mumbai on Saturday.
Mohan Chandra, general secretary of the Bangalore Medical College Students Association, said Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh had not responded to their demand not to go ahead with the quota.
"We also condemn the police action against students in Delhi and Mumbai," he said, as the protesters gathered near Corporation Circle and chanted slogans.
A group of representatives also went to the Raj Bhavan and submitted a memorandum to the governor, saying the proposed 49.5 per cent reservation in IIMs, IITs and AIIMS would not benefit any section of society and would "completely destroy these institutes that are centres of excellence", Chandra said.