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Quota: Kanpur varsity students join strike

December 18, 2006 16:06 IST
Last Updated: December 18, 2006 16:10 IST

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The hunger strike by the students of IIT, Kanpur, entered the third day on Monday with a group of students from the Kanpur University joining them in their protest against the passage of reservation in higher education bill in the Lok Sabha.

A group of students under the leadership of Ravi Bharat, a B Tech student at the Kanpur University, joined the strike from today.

"If the bill will be passed by Rajya Sabha as well, we would move to President and Supreme Court," Chandra Shekhar, spokesman of Youth for Equality, which is spearheading the protest, said in Kanpur.

He said that all students were observing the strike in support of the striking resident doctors of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, but said they were not boycotting work.

"So far our agitation has been peaceful and if the reservation bill is passed in the Rajya Sabha, then we will raise our voice before President and Supreme Court," he said.

The resident doctors and medical students of GSVM medical college in Kanpur, however, remained silent as the examinations in the medical college were in progress.

The district administration has deployed force in and around the medical college premises to prevent any untoward incident.

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