Two died in Teachers’ exam protest violence in Rajasthan’s Dungarpur

  • | Tuesday | 29th September, 2020

The violent protest went on for four days, from Thursday to Sunday. Reportedly, from late Sunday night, the situation is under control but tense.

Two people have been killed whereas two others have been reported injured in the violent protest by the members of tribal communities that began on Thursday demanding recruitment over vacant seats of the government school teacher.

Reportedly, one of the death occurred on Saturday night and another at around 3 AM Sunday. Whether or not, these deaths occurred due to police firing is not confirmed yet.

The violent protest went on for four days, from Thursday to Sunday. Reportedly, from late Sunday night, the situation is under control but tense.

On Thursday evening, a protest by candidates of the 2018 teachers` recruitment exam on National Highway 8 in Bichhiwara area of Dungarpur turned violent as the protestors’ pelted stones over the police force and torched various vehicles. The protesters also damaged several buildings. The police said the violence forced them to open fire.

Two companies of the police`s Rapid Action Force were deployed to deal with the situation. The government had shut internet services across the district in an attempt to regain control.

The tribal community members, who have been protesting for over two weeks now, are demanding that the 1,167 vacant posts - which are reserved for general category applicants but have been lying unclaimed because of a lack of qualified candidates - be given to those from their communities.



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