JNUSU seeks quota for OBCs, stages protest

JNUSU seeks quota for OBCs, stages protest

The Left-backed students on Thursday staged a protest near the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry, pressing for their demand to give reservation to Other Backward Classes (OBCs) candidates at all levels of faculty recruitments in the universities.

Delhi Police personnel, however, swiftly rounded them up from the protest site and took them to Parliament Street Police Station minutes after they reached the spot to stage demonstration.

The agitating students were led by Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar, who is facing charge of sedition over February 29 Afzal Guru event row on the JNU campus.

The police action against the agitating students drew a scathing response from the JNUSU.

“This is very shocking that this shameless government has been attacking on the fundamental rights of people. Earlier they attacked fellowship, then on education budget and possibility of employment, and now on social justice,” Kanhaiya charged.

Cautioning the National Democratic Alliance government, JNUSU president also said, “We want to give them strong message that government is formed through ballet, not trough bullet.”

While the protest was called by the JNUSU, activists of all the Leftist students unions and Dalit students groups joined the JNU students demonstration.

“We are facing lathicharge, water cannon and detention. They are using their repressive tools to suppress our voice, we'll use our democratic power to thorough them out of power,” Kanhaiya said. The JNUSU on Wednesday had staged a protest at (UGC) office. 

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