Quota row: Medicos garner students' support
The medical students, who have been boycotting classes have planned a huge demonstration in New Delhi.india Updated: Apr 29, 2006 12:45 IST
Striking medicos were holding talks with school and college students to gather support for a "huge demonstration" in the national capital on May 2 against the Government's proposed move to increase the OBC quota in educational institutions.
The medical students, who have been boycotting classes since Wednesday, have planned a "huge demonstration" in New Delhi and it would coincide with Tuesday's nationwide protest, Shubham Garg, student representative of the Youth for Equality (YST) which is spearheading the agitation, said on Saturday.
"We have been meeting school students and principles to garner their support for our agitation against the proposed hike in the OBC quotas," he said.
The YST is trying to involve students of Class XI and XII in the agiation as they would be the ones affected by the Government's proposed move, he added.
Students from the Delhi University, whose annual examinations end on Monday, are likely to join the agitation on the next day, Garg said.
The medical students were also holding talks with the representatives of the Delhi Medical Association for support.
Medicos in Lucknow, Bangalore and Kolkata have expressed solidarity with their counterparts in Delhi by holding protests, observing fasts, and wearing black badges at work.
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has called a General Body meeting in New Delhi on Sunday to discuss the issue, which hit the headlines after the police action on striking students in the Capital on Wednesday.