A mega rally was organized in order to create awareness and to save the Merit based system in the country. The rally was organised by Save Merit Save Nation organization from Yashwant Stadium to RBI square on June 7.
People in thousands supported the rally chanting slogans and holding banners came down on streets to support the group in their fight against increase in reservation from 52% to 78%. The reservation gives 10% to Economically Backward Class (EBC) and 16 % to Socially and Economically Backward Class (SEBC).
People from various cities along with students and other professionals took part in the agitation demanding equality in merit based admission process and opposed the hike in reservation percent.
Through this agitation, a clear message was given to the authorities about the wrongdoing towards the open category students. The increase in reservation percentage is creating a problem for open category students to enroll in a particular college, the people said.
Now the increase in the percentage of reservation is one of the major issues which have taken shape of agitation, if we want our nation to be a developed one in every aspect then we have to finish reservation process in the country a businessman Anand Kunnawar. We have started the protest from Nagpur in which around more than 1000 people took part and supported our initiative.
Dr. Avinash Joshi a psychiatrist informed that save merit is one of the important social issues and we are happy that people have come in masses to support our initiation. We want that the increase in the reservation of 26% should be dropped and should create a balance with 50% reservation and 50% Merit quota. We are trying to sensitize people as this is not only limited to medical admission but will be even applicable in other streams, job opportunities as well.
The rally was taken out only to oppose the increase in the reservation and not against any reservation quota. this has marked a new chapter in the movement by Save Merit Save Nation group.
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