- On Monday, May 06, students belonging to the Maratha community staged a protest at Azad Maidan in Mumbai.
- Their demand is that the state government should immediately intervene in the medical reservation matter and justice should be done with them.
- Last week, the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court had ruled that the Maratha reservation will not be applicable during the academic process of the current years PG course.
While hearing a petition on the reservation in the Post-graduate medical admissions, the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court had ruled that the quota will not be applicable during the current year’s admission process.
Aggrieved by the court’s order, the medical students from the Maratha community demanded the immediate intervention of the state government.
The protesting students also met the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, on Monday. But no decision has been taken in the meeting, so the students have decided to continue their protest.
While speaking to the press, Krishna Kirkire said, “The state government had created the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) portal for us. So, we left the Economically Weaker Sections. Now, after securing the admission under the SEBC, we are set to lose it, our admission is at stake.”
Shivaji Bhosle, one of the students who participated in the protest said, “We met the chief minister. We expressed our reservations on the court’s order. But, no concrete decision has been taken by the state as yet. We have decided to continue our protest.”
Around 50 medical students who have secured admissions under the SEBC reservation had gathered for the protest.
Aarti More, who also participated in the protest said, “We have secured the admission, and a few of us have started working as well. Who is responsible for the mental stress the students and their parents are suffering.”