Protests against age limit reduction for railway recruitments continue in Bihar

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Patna, Feb 19 (IANS) Hundreds of youths on Monday staged protests at Rajendra Nagar railway station here against reduction of age limit for recruitment in the railways, leading to disruption of train services for some time, police said.

This is first time that youths staged protest at a railway station in the state capital, after reports of protests at various railway stations across Bihar over the last four days.

The protests against age limit reduction for Group D recruitments and reserving most of the seats for ITI holders in the railways came a day after thousands of unemployed youths protested at Rafiganj railway station in Aurangabad district, Athamgola station in Patna district, Muzaffarpur station and Hajipur railway station in Vaishali district.

In a bid to disperse protestors at Rajindra Nagar Terminal, the police resorted to lathicharge and beat up some of them.

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The police also took into custody Chunnu Singh — the president of Bihar unit of National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) — for leading the protests.

The protesters shouted slogans against the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government and carried placards that read “Hum pakoda nahi bechenge”, “Protest against surgical strike on railway job aspirants” and “Notify more jobs in railways”, among others.

–IANS

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