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Quota: Students threaten to intensify strike

THE STUDENTS protesting against the reservation policy on Wednesday decided to intensify their agitation if the government failed to meet their demands. The students held a meeting presided over by AUU vice-president Brijendra Mishra who said that the students would take to streets if the government tried to ruin the career of the general category students by providing reservation to other categories.
By HT Correspondent | None, Allahabad
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2006 12:19 AM IST

THE STUDENTS protesting against the reservation policy on Wednesday decided to intensify their agitation if the government failed to meet their demands.

The students held a meeting presided over by AUU vice-president Brijendra Mishra who said that the students would take to streets if the government tried to ruin the career of the general category students by providing reservation to other categories.

Student leaders Vijay Dwivedi and Pradeep Narayan Dwivedi urged HRD Minister Arjun Singh to review his proposal for reservation for OBCs .

Deepak Shukla said that the students were opposing reservation in a peaceful manner but they would be forced to follow the path of violence if the government neglected their demands.

Meanwhile, the pro-quota students of the Allahabad University (AU) swept the university roads in support of reservation here on Wednesday.

The students demanded reservation for OBCs from the current session of the university and said that they were determined to get the proposed quota. Later, the students held a meeting in the union hall. Student leader Dr Nirbhay Singh Patel presided over the meeting.

Addressing the students, Patel charged the Central Government with playing vote bank politics. He said that students wanted reservation from the current session and would continue their agitation till the government implements the reservation policy.

Student leader Ripusoodan Yadav said that assurance by the Congress Government, to bring in the resolution in the monsoon session, was just a false promise as the government would not last till monsoon.

Zia Kunen Rizvi said that the Central Government was not clear about the reservation policy. Munna Singh criticized the Central Government saying that it was against Dalits and backwards.

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UPSET OVER the Central government’s decision to implement the 27 per cent reservation for OBCs in premier academic institutes, medicos of Banaras Hindu University intensified their agitation and kicked off a 48-hour relay hunger strike here in BHU from Wednesday.

As many as six students of Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS-BHU)  under the banner of Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) sat on a 48-hour relay hunger strike from 10 am on IMS premises today.

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