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Kerala Students Union protest over PSC rank list issue turns violent – Times of India

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A protest march by the Kerala Students Union (KSU) to the statesecretariat right here, expressing solidarity with some PSC rank holders demanding revival of an expired rank list turned violent on Thursday with the police resorting to lathicharge to disperse the agitators.

KSU, thestudents wing of theCongress marched in direction of the police barricades erected in entrance of the secretariat gate and tried to interrupt by it.

Later a gaggle of activists, together with girls tried to climb the fence of the executive complicated, however was stopped by the police.

The protesters hurled stones, flag poles, chairs and water cans on the policemen deployed contained in the complicated.

Control Room Assistant Commissioner Sadan stated half-a- dozen of policemen received injured within the assault.

As clashes broke out, police resorted to lathi cost injuring a number of KSU congress staff, together with itsstate president Ok M Abhijith.

KSU organised the march to specific solidarity with a piece of Public Service Commission (PSC) rank holders who’ve been protesting infront of the secretariat since January, demanding revival of an expired rank list.

The Congress staff have additionally been protesting towards the state authorities over alleged again-door appointments made in a number of departments by regularisation of service of many contractual workers, who’ve been working for over 10 years.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan lashed out on the protesters for attacking the police and described it as a “pre-planned” one.

“The police response was natural. Their (police) colleague was surroundedby the protesters and was brutally attacked when he fell down. But still they showed a lot of restraint.”

“The aim of the protesters was to take away the attention of people from all welfare and developmental activities of the state government,” Vijayan claimed throughout a web based occasion.

Noting that his authorities has been launching numerous developmental actions for the welfare of individuals, he alleged that there was a conspiracy to overshadow these achievements.

Former Chief Minister and senior Congress chief Oommen Chandy, who visited the protesting Youth Congress activists, stated the federal government ought to reply to the kids protesting towards the cancelled rank lists.

“The LDF government has cancelled 147 rank lists. Why is this government fooling the jobless youngsters?” he requested.

“The protesting youngsters are supposed to get a job by now. The chief minister should answer why the rank list was cancelled,” Chandy stated.

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