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Striking B'lore medicos hand over memo to Gov

A delegation of protesters also submitted a memorandum at the Governor's office.

india Updated: Apr 29, 2006 17:32 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

The medicos stir against the proposed move to increase OBC quota in educational institutions gained momentum on Saturday with over 400 students mainly from Bangalore Medical College and Government Dental College staging a "silent protest march" in Bangalore.

A delegation of protesters also submitted a memorandum at the Governor's office.

Undergraduates, interns and post-graduates, wearing black badges, marched from BMC to Hudson circle where they had to terminate their protest as only "five students' representatives were allowed to go to Raj Bhavan escorted by police," President of Junior Doctors' Association Venugopal said.

"We handed over the memorandum to the Governor's office where we were assured it would be immediately faxed to the Governor who is in Delhi for him to take up the issue at the Central level," he said.

Venugopal said, "till the Central government's response to reservation quota is known, the undergraduates of BMC will continue to boycott classes while interns and post-graduates will continue working wearing black badges".

At the district level, students of BM Patil Medical College in Bijapur staged a silent march in Bijapur and submitted a memorandun to the Deputy Commissioner, he said.

The protest is likely to get strengthened with other government and medical colleges in the state joining it, Venugopal said.

Around 40 former alumni of IITs and IIMS, most of whom are working as software professionals in Bangalore, also joined the protest on Saturday.

First Published: Apr 29, 2006 17:32 IST