Over 100 students pulled rickshaws in the town even as the stir entered the fourth day today. The students had earlier swept the streets with brooms as part of their protest.
"If talent is not given weightage, we will have to do the role of sweepers or rickshaw pullers", one of the agitating students said.
Why are sweepers and rickshaw pullers less important than these professionals? I think if not more, they are as important as folks in any other profession. Further, can we believe that the same segment which is indirectly derogating the sweepers and rickshaw pullers will remove the stigma of caste and class based discrimination?---rather ironic!