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Quota: Law students attempt suicide
August 18, 2005 16:49 IST
Two law students from Coimbatore on Thursday attempted to immolation themselves near the Coimbatore District Collectorate, protesting against the recent Supreme Court order on quota for admission in self-financing colleges.
Even as the police kept strict watch, the students suddenly appeared at a crossing and poured kerosene, which they carried in two bottles, all over their bodies. However, before they could open a matchbox, police overpowered the students.
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The two were identified as Paneerselvam,a third year student and Sathishkumar, a final year student, police said. The students also demanded bringing in a legislation in Parliament to find a solution to the 'burning issue' of quotas.
Adequate number of policemen had been posted near the collectorate upon receiving the information on Thursday morning.