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Protests start in Seemandhra, bandh called for on Saturday

Fri 19th Nov 2010 08:58 AM
Protests start in Seemandhra, bandh called for on Saturday
Protests start in Seemandhra, bandh called for on Saturday

It was clear from the moment the first murmurs of protest started over the decision to hold tests for the recruitment of Sub-Inspectors, that tough times lie ahead for the state government.

The government’s volte-face on Friday, especially after its show of bravado on Thursday that it would not back down under pressure from students and go ahead with the test across the state, was definitely to the liking of students from Seemandhra Region.

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The Rayalaseema and Coastal Andhra Student Joint Action Committee on Friday, condemning the announcement of State Government over the postponement of the recruitment test called a bandh on Saturday.

Even as news about the postponement of the test reached the students, Andhra University campus started to buzz with activity. The students soon started protesting against the government’s decision and gave a bandh call of their own. The students demanded that all Educational Institutions affiliation to their university should observe the bandh on Saturday.

Likewise, students of Sri Venkateswara University in Tirupati started too followed suit and demanded that the government conduct the test on the earlier announced schedule.

The protesting students further warned government that if it does not conducts the exams on the earlier announced date, they will commit suicide by jumping from the Administrative Building. They also demanded that resignations of Chief Minister K Rosaiah and Home Minister Sabita Indra Reddy to their post.

Reports of students of Sri Krishnadevaraya University also starting protests against the government’s decision not to go ahead with the exams are also coming in.

The RCASJAC leaders meanwhile, started blockading roads and resorting to burn effigies of Chief Minister K Rosaiah.

Mean while Samaikyandhra Joint Action Committee convener Sameul said cancellation of SI recruitments is totally unjust and government has bowed down its head before the selfishness of few leaders.