AGITATING students of Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur have adopted the surname ?Bharat? against the proposed reservations for OBCs in higher education. ?From now onwards, students would use ?Bharat? instead of their surnames,? spokesman of Forum of Indians against Reservation (FIR) of IIT Kanpur unit Rahul ?Bharat? said.
He said the third batch of ten students, including three girl students, went on a 24-hour relay fast at the IIT campus here today.
Those who joined in the relay fast were Umendra Bharat, Ritesh Bharat, Atul Bharat, Rajesh Bharat, Suman Bharat, Indrani Bharat, Krinal Bharat, Apoorva Bharat and Prabha Bharat, he said.
The fasting engineering students were provided medical check-up by the IIT administration.
The spokesman claimed students of various educational institutions of medical and engineering and Kanpur University colleges had extended full support to the agitation against quotas for OBCs in institutions of higher learning.
This move summarises the entire debate on the quota raj and the irreponsible behaviour of the politicians who have lost all sense of perspective and responsibility. Surely, the agitating students should feel intensely that they feel helpless in the face of inaction from all three branches of government: executive, legislature and judiciary and the fourth estate is as usual playing up to the photo ops with politicos.