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UPSC aspirants continue to protest

Want compensatory attempts in prelims for civil services

A group of civil services aspirants continued their protest in Mukherjee Nagar on Wednesday demanding compensatory attempts in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) preliminary examination.

Five of the aspirants are on a hunger strike since Monday. They claimed that protesters were manhandled by the police.

UPSC aspirant Shikha Vatsa said, “They [the police] used a water cannon on us and even detained us. We will go on an indefinite strike if our demands are not met.”

However, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-West) A.K. Lall said five-six persons, including a woman. were detained for staging a protest without permission but were released later.

No permission

“They did not have any permission [to stage a protest]. When asked to leave, they refused. They were detained after that,” he said.

Aspirants from across the country are protesting against the Centre’s refusal to allow them to reappear for the examination after the CSAT exam was made the qualifying test.

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