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Student groups have called for a ‘Bihar Bandh’ on Friday in protest over RRB results

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Rahul Gandhi, the Congress leader, expressed his solidarity with the demonstrators, adding that he stands with them in opposition to the BJP government’s policies. He, on the other hand, stated that violence is not the way to go. The proposal by the railways to organize a panel, according to the student unions, is a ‘hoax.’

 The All India Students’ Union (AISA) and other student organizations have called for a ‘Bihar Bandh’ on Friday to protest suspected anomalies in the NTPC stage 1 exam results released by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB). The railway ministry’s decision to organize a committee to look into students’ complaints was dubbed a “hoax” by student organizations.

After large demonstrations by job seekers in Bihar and Jharkhand on Wednesday, the railway ministry announced the suspension of Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC) and Level 1 exams. Protesters set fire to four of a train’s bogies in Gaya, Bihar.

The following are the most recent developments:

  • The AISA and other student organizations claimed in a news release that the ministry’s committee is a “conspiracy” to postpone the subject till after the Uttar Pradesh elections.
  •  Despite the government’s assurances, they refused to stop, claiming that this is a vast movement of student youth facing dire unemployment.
  •  To address the concerns raised by job applicants, the railway ministry established a high-powered committee. The panel will deliver its report on March 4, according to Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnav.
  • During the protest on Wednesday, job seekers blocked the New Delhi-Kolkata main railway tracks, forcing the Centre to postpone the NTPC tests that were slated for next month. The protests also spread to eastern Uttar Pradesh’s border districts.
  • Railway properties were damaged in the districts of Gaya, Jehanabad, Bhagalpur, Sasaram, Samastipur, and Chhapra, according to the Bihar Police. The demonstrators also threw stones at the officers. 

On Wednesday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi expressed his solidarity with the demonstrators, adding that he stands with them in opposition to the BJP government’s policies. He, on the other hand, believes that violence is not the way to go. On Tuesday, students who took the RRB’s NTPC exam staged a protest at the Bihar Sharif railway station. They had shut down the major railway line between Kolkata and New Delhi at Patna’s Rajendra Nagar Terminal.

Job seekers are protesting the railroads’ decision to hold the exam in two stages, arguing that the second stage is unfair to those who passed the first. On January 15, the results of the Computer Based Test-1 (CBT-1) test, which was held last year, were revealed in order to shortlist candidates for the CBT-2 exam.

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