Print edition : January 15, 2010

A PROTEST BY medical students in New Delhi in May 2006 against the government proposal to make 50 per cent reservation for backward classes in the education sector and in government jobs. The anti-reservation protests that year went on for weeks, but the government came up with the Central Educational Institution (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006, which provided reservation in the institutions of higher learning.-KAMAL NARANG A PROTEST BY medical students in New Delhi in May 2006 against the government proposal to make 50 per cent reservation for backward classes in the education sector and in government jobs. The anti-reservation protests that year went on for weeks, but the government came up with the Central Educational Institution (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006, which provided reservation in the institutions of higher learning.

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