Students protest against quota for OBCs
Students agitating against quota for OBCs in higher educational institutions on Friday staged a demonstration in the Supreme Court premises in New Delhi and clashed with police.
About 300 students from AIIMS, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi University, IIT-Delhi and government- run medical colleges gathered at the lawns of Supreme Court at around 11 am to stage a demonstration.
A clash ensued as police chased the students out of the court premises and around ten protesters suffered injuries in the process.
The injured students were taken to RML Hospital, police sources said.
A large number of students had gathered outside the Supreme Court and shouted slogans against the Government, which they alleged was trying to circumvent the Supreme Court ruling by planning to extend quota benefit to post graduate courses.
"We want the Supreme Court verdict to be implemented in its right spirit," said Kaushal, a resident doctor at AIIMS who also suffered injuries in the clash with police.
The Supreme Court had on 10th April upheld the controversial law providing 27 per cent quota for OBCs in IITs, IIMs and other Central educational institutions but excluded the "creamy layer" from its ambit.
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