Uttarakhand Bandh: Unemployed took out procession, forcibly closed market
Uttarkashi: There is resentment among the unemployed students of the entire Uttarakhand state against the forceful picking up of unemployed students in Dehradun and the lathi charge. In Uttarkashi also, students protested on Friday and burnt the effigy of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami.
Unemployed students gathered at Hanuman Chowk at 10:00 am on Friday. From where traders were called upon to close shops and establishments. After which the procession of unemployed students passed through Hanuman Chowk from Kali Kamli to bus stand and Bhatwadi Road, Bhairav Chowk, Vishwanath Chowk and ended at Hanuman Chowk.
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During this, the students staged a protest on the road for the closure of some shops. After the closure of the shops, the students’ procession proceeded. Students burnt the effigy of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami at the bus stand.
Then, shouting slogans, the procession of the students reached the collectorate gate. But the procession could not enter the collectorate due to the closure of the collectorate gate. From here the procession reached Vishwanath Chowk and then Hanuman Chowk via Bhairav Chowk. Where the procession ended with a public meeting.
Let us tell you that in the month of August last year, the case of disturbances in the recruitment examinations of Uttarakhand Subordinate Services Selection Commission had caught fire. Although cases of malpractices in the recruitment examinations started coming to the fore only a few years after the formation of a separate state of Uttarakhand. Even in the year 2016, the then chairman of the commission had to step down after irregularities came to the fore in a recruitment examination of the Subordinate Services Selection Commission.
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In the month of August last year, after the information about the scam in the recruitment examination of the commission came to the fore, the government had handed over the investigation to the STF. This was followed by the arrest of many persons involved in recruitment examinations. Meanwhile, the matter of wrongful appointments in the Vidhansabha heated up.
When the opposition Congress raised questions on the appointments, the government dismissed 228 wrongly appointed employees on the basis of the report of the inquiry committee constituted in the matter. Despite the quick action of the state government in all the cases, the recruitment scams could not stop and along with this the frustration among the unemployed has increased due to the peak of allegations and counter-allegations between the opposition and the ruling party.