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IT'ians join medicos on anti-quota bandwagon

Written by: Staff

Varanasi, Aug 25 (UNI) Braving continual rains, B Tech students from Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (IT-BHU) today joined the varsity medicos on the anti-quota bandwagon.

After boycotting classes this morning, over 500 students from B Tech (I) to final year, carried out a protest march from the Rajputana Hostel ground on the BHU campus to the varsity main gate, where the march turned into a meeting.

Raising anti-UPA government and anti-Arjun Singh slogans, the budding engineers, holding the national tri-colour raised slogans against the Government decision to introduce 27 per cent reservation to OBC bill in the current session of Parliament.

''Dont rape deomcracy, Reservation - terrorism against education', ''Knock Knock Mr President are you listening,'' the girl students at the vangaurd of the protest held banners bearing the above slogans, besides raising slogan ''Arjun Singh ko hatana hai, rang de basanti banana hai.'' The ITians were joined on the streets by medicos from Institute of Medical Sciences, (IMS-BHU).

The agitating students later resolved to take out an anti-quota march across the city tomorrow and force the closure of schools and colleges for intensifying the movement.

Elaborate security arrangements had been made on the BHU campus and the city areas edging the central varsity to deal with any eventuality.


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