Ground Report | New Delhi: Bihar bandh; Students’ protest continues in Bihar regarding the RRB-NTPC exam. Today student organizations have given a bandh call in Bihar. The Mahagathbandhan parties of Bihar have supported this bandh. Many other student organizations, including the Left student organization All India Students Association, are involved in the protests.
Since morning, protesters have taken to the streets and have blocked many roads. Police have been deployed in the capital Patna and security arrangements have been made. Students allege that there is a discrepancy in these results and students who have merit will be excluded from them.
There is also resentment among the students about the fact that the recruitments are not coming out on time and even if they are leaving, then they are being delayed. Earlier, the protesting students burnt the rail at two places in Bihar and there was also a clash between the police and the students.
The protests started in the state after several students claimed that there were discrepancies in the RRB recruitment process. The government’s decision to conduct two computer-based tests (CBTs) for RRB Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) had upset thousands of students across the state who wanted the same exam.
The results of CBT-I for Group-D jobs were released on January 14, in which candidates were shortlisted for CBT-II. The protesters had claimed that this criterion for recruitment was clarified in the initial RRB notices inviting applicants.
AISA general secretary and MLA Sandeep Saurav said the committee constituted by the Railway Ministry to probe irregularities in the RRB-NTPC exam is a “conspiracy” to postpone the matter till the elections in UP are over.
Protesters allegedly torched four empty coaches of a stationary train in Gaya on Wednesday and blocked rail traffic between Gaya and Jehanabad.
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