The students of Medical and dental colleges have decided to intensify their protest against the state government’s decision to implement the reservation under social and educationally backward classes (SEBC) in admission to educational institutions and government service. Parents too have joined this protest. On Monday, they staged demonstration against the government’s move to promulgate Ordinance to pave way for admissions under SEBC quota at Government Medical College campus. They also raised slogans against the government.
The demonstrators said that this time there will be an all-out fight against the State government. They would knock the doors of High Court and Supreme Court. The protest would continue till government re-considers its decision to implement SEBC quota.
A delegation of parents had handed over a memorandum to the governor in Mumbai, in which they had urged the government to withdraw the SEBC reservation.
Rajendra Chandak said that the decision of the state government is not fair for the students of general category. The government should withdraw this decision immediately. Until the government withdraws the decision, the agitation will continue.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Monday signed an ordinance to provide quota under Socially and Economically Backward Class (SEBC) Reservation Act, 2018 to candidates seeking admission to post-graduate medical and dental courses.
The ordinance will give reservation to students in admissions to educational courses including under-graduate courses requiring the passing of the NEET or any other National Entrance Test.
Apart from the reservation in medical admission, the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance, 2019 will also pave the way for reservation in appointments in public services and posts in the state.