Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections


The Web

India Abroad

Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article

Home > News > PTI

To strike or not to strike, students divided

May 31, 2006 18:03 IST

Serious differences cropped up among the agitating medicos on Wednesday on the future course of their anti-reservation stir in view of a stern warning by the Supreme Court to resume duties immediately.

The Reservation Ruckus

A section of the protestors, mostly resident doctors, are favouring suspension of the strike to honour the Apex Court direction, while others say the court order is not binding on them as it was not addressed to medical students.

Sources said heated arguments were also witnessed during two back-to-back general body meetings of the medicos held late last night at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and the decision to continue the stir was taken after a majority vote. Some of the medicos were of the view that the stir should be suspended since already an application by the Resident Doctors' Association of AIIMS and MAMC containing their concerns on the issue has been filed in the apex court, which was ceased of the matter.

BJP urges students to listen to SC

Others opposed the idea, saying since their application was pending with the Apex Court, the agitation should not be called off until it was heard. Against his backdrop, more intense deliberations are expected to take place to iron out the differences among them before taking a final decision on the issue.

The medicos are also mulling over the idea of handing over the anti-reservation agitation to students of other streams like engineers from Indian Institite of Technology to escape contempt proceedings from the court. The students are opposing a government proposal to introduce 27 per cent reservation to OBCs in elite educational institutions.

© Copyright 2006 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
Share your comments

 What do you think about the story?

Read what others have to say:

Number of User Comments: 10

Sub: To strike or not to strike

The strikers should be fined and suspended from duty, in addition to doing community services as punishment for their illegal and ill-advised actions.

Posted by labrea

Sub: Shame on you

I request OBC guys to come forward and say 'No' to quoata. Do they really feel inferior ? if yes then please support quoat system

Posted by swaraj

Sub: strike on reservation

This is the second comment of mine on this subject students are right on their way of strike the politicians to protect their vote bank ...

Posted by RANKIT

Sub: Don't divide

Dear friends, Do not divide over the issue of to or not to continue the strike. My sincere apeal is stop the strike now and ...

Posted by Dr. Suresh

Sub: Final Verdict....

Much has been said "for" and "aganist" about calling off strike, following the intervention of the Supreme Court (SC). Here comes the final verdict.... How ...

Posted by Girijesh



Copyright 2006 India Limited. All Rights Reserved.