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BHU medicos threaten to intensify anti-reservation protest

Written by: Staff

Varanasi, May 2 (UNI) The medical students of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) have warned that they will intensify agitation if the UPA government did not reverse its proposal of reservation in higher education.

Talking to UNI here, Dipak Agrawal -- one of the MBBS students spearheading the movement against the proposed 27 per cent OBC reservation in institutions of higher education -- said if HRD minister Arjun Singh went ahead with the reservation move even after May 11, the students would be forced to intensify agitation.

With the election process underway in many states, the model code of conduct will remain in force till May 11, after which Mr Singh is likely to make an announcement on the reservation issue.

''We will be forced to intensify anti-reservation movement if the Minister proceeds with the OBC reservation proposal,'' Mr Agrawal asserted.

Meanwhile, as part of the ongoing anti-reservation movement, BHU medical and law students will take out a peaceful protest procession on the varsity campus, Avinash Singh, another prominent medico associated with the movement informed.

Efforts are also underway to involve students of other faculties of the central university, including Institute of Technology, Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Management Studies, Mr Singh added.

Besides street protest, email and SMS facilities are being used by students to garner support from students of professional courses and those leading the cause in BHU are also in touch with the agitating students in the national capital, he said.


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