//JNU Students Union supports reservation

JNU Students Union supports reservation

NEW DELHI: Even as the relay hunger strike against the Central Government's decision to bring in reservation for the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in higher education continued at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) here, the JNU Students' Union (JNUSU) has given a call to all pro-reservation groups to form a human chain at India Gate on Saturday in support of the reservation.

The JNUSU said it supported 27 per cent reservation for OBCs along with 54 per cent increase in the number of seats. It also called for an increased allocation for higher education.

Professors' support

Some professors of JNU as well as other institutions expressed their solidarity with the students who are on hunger strike.

A group of students from the Delhi University had alsogone to JNU on Thursday evening to support the cause of the students on strike.

A group of the JNU chapter of Youth for Equality (YFE) also visited slums along with some doctors to spread awareness about the reservation issue.

At the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the students, who had called off their strike on Wednesday night, met todiscuss ways to carry forward their agitation.