DU, JNU, Jamia student bodies protest reservation
New Delhi, May 14: A conglomerate of student bodies here has demanded that political parties clarify their individual stand on the issue of reservation -- as proposed by Union HRD Minister Arjun Singh.
Student bodies of medical colleges, Delhi University (DU), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Jamia Millia and Delhi IIT, under the banner of 'Anti-Reservation Youth Brigade of Delhi', at a meeting last evening demanded that Congress president Sonia Gandhi, BJP leader L K Advani and CPI (M) leader Prakash Karat to explain their position on the reservation issue.
This, they said, would help the student community to chalk out their strategies, vis-a-vis political parties.
Stating that agitation in universities would soon start to enlighten others on the new reservation policy, the 'gathering' which assembled at Ridge Park in North Campus area of Delhi University decided to burn effigies of political leaders who failed to clarify their stand on the issue.
Condemning the government's move to divide the student community on caste lines, they demanded that if the government was really serious about the uplift of the backward classes, it should new special colleges for them.
Among those who addressed the gathering were Shashi Kumar of the DU, Ratnesh Gupta of JNU, Iqbal Singh from Jamia Millia and Suniana Sharma, who representated the medical colleges.