Delhi,31 May:The indefinite hunger strike by anti-quota protesters in New Delhi, accusing the government of circumventing the Supreme Court order on OBC quota, ended on Saturday after a meeting with Delhi Congress Chief J P Aggarwal.
Around 110 protesters, under the aegis of ‘Youth For Equality’, began their hunger strike on 21st May at the Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC) in New Delhi.
"We have called off our strike after Delhi Congress Chief Jaiprakash Aggarwal assured us to forward the matter to the concerned authorities," Abhishek Bansal, President of the Azad Medicos Association told the news agency
Those on hunger strike included junior doctors from AIIMS, MAMC and University College of Medical Sciences and students from Indraprashta University and Delhi University.
Protesters were alleging that the government was trying to circumvent the Supreme Court ruling by extending quota benefit to post graduate courses.
The Youth forum was asking for implementation of the the quota order in its true spirit.
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.