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SUCI flays reservaton, calls for united movement

Written by: Staff

Kolkata, May 17 (UNI) The Socialist Unity Centre of India(SUCI) today lambasted the Congress-led UPA Government for allegedly repressing the medical students protesting the reservation for backward classes in Central universities and IITs.

Issuing a statement here, SUCI general secretary Nihar Mukherjee said it was a "subtle and a calculated move by the Centre to reap electoral benefits and to divide students and teachers on the lines of caste and community. " He accused the Centre of scuttling the anti-reservation movement in different parts of the country with mere brutal force.

Denouncing this "ill-conceived" move of the UPA government to introduce reservation in higher education, Mr Mukherjee felt that the need of the hour was to unite the nationwide movement against the government policy in such a manner that it was forced to withdraw its present stand.

The movement should also call for total abolition of all sorts of NRI quotas, capitation fees and removal of all restrictions hindering admission of qualified students on merit, Mr Mukherjee said and stressed the need for level playing field for all.

The present student movement must also demand for speedy industrialisation of the country to create more job opportunities and immediate abandonment of the ongoing policy of capitalist globalisation, liberalisation and privatisation, Mr Mukherjee emphasised.

Reiterating his demand for preventing rift among the people in the name of so-called reservation,the SUCI general secretary said the reservation yield nothing, create only division among various sections and engage people in bloodbath.

He appealed to all to maintain unity and amity at all costs.


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