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Anti-reservation fire rages across India
May 13, 2006

A day after medical students protesting over the reservation proposal in higher centres of learning were water cannoned in New Delhi [Images], more than two dozen medical students were detained in south Mumbai after police resorted to cane-charging to disperse a gathering who staged a rasta-roko at Walkeshwar area of the city. 

Image: Quota protestors are cannon fodder

Students blocked vehicular traffic on the busy Walkeshwar road that leads to the Governor's and chief minister's houses on Saturday afternoon, leading to a huge traffic jam in south Mumbai, police said, adding, when students refused to disperse, police cane-charged the students and detained more than two-dozen of them.

Similar protests were also reported from Gujarat and Orissa.

Image: A medical student shouts anti-reservation slogans from a police van after being arrested during a demonstration.
Photograph: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images

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