THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A protest march by the Kerala College students Union (KSU) to the statesecretariat right here, expressing solidarity with some PSC rank holders demanding revival of an expired rank checklist 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 way of it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

In the meantime, 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 pure. Their (police) colleague was surroundedby the protesters and was brutally attacked when he fell down. However nonetheless they confirmed plenty of restraint.”

“The purpose of the protesters was to remove the eye of individuals from all welfare and developmental actions of the state authorities,” Vijayan claimed throughout an internet 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 in opposition to the cancelled rank lists.

“The LDF authorities has cancelled 147 rank lists. Why is that this authorities fooling the jobless children?” he requested.

“The protesting children are speculated to get a job by now. The chief minister ought to reply why the rank checklist was cancelled,” Chandy stated.



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