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Non-medicos continue anti-quota stir

June 01, 2006 12:04 IST

Non-medical students in New Delhi on Thursday continued their anti-reservation strike despite doctors calling off their agitation in the wake of Supreme Court ordering them to call of their stir and the government taking a tough stand on the issue.

Students of Jawaharlal Nehru, Delhi and Indraprastha universities and Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi decided to continue the anti-quota movement under the banners of Youth for Equality and Delhi University's United Students.

"The Supreme Court order was addressed to medicos. The IITs of Mumbai, Delhi and Kanpur will continue the agitation," Sanjeev Srivastava, a representative of Youth for Equality in IIT-Delhi, told PTI.

The medicos themselves had made it clear that they will resume duties but continue the movement, he said.

Students of JNU and IIT-Delhi were have been observing a relay hunger strike for the last four days.

"Medicos have certain social responsibilities. We don't want these responsibilities to hinder our movement. Our main focus is to rationalise the reservation policy," Shewta Gaur of JNU said.

In Delhi University, the anti-quota protestors will demonstrate at the North Campus to garner support for the agitation, which has suffered a major setback with medicos pulling out fearing contempt proceedings by the apex court.

Students, meanwhile, are also seeking the advice of legal experts to know whether they were bound to abide by the court order.

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