Jobseekers Take Out Huge Rally In Delhi Over Leaked Test, Clash With Cops

Around 200 protesters were detained when they clashed with the police over alleged SSC paper leak

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SSC protests in Delhi: The protesters held up traffic in Lutyens' Delhi for over an hour


New Delhi: 

Highlights

  1. Thousands of SSC candidates hold a demonstration in the heart of Delhi
  2. Clashes erupt after police stop them from going to a government office
  3. Some protesters injured in clashes with police, many detained
Thousands of Staff Selection Commission candidates held a demonstration in the heart of Delhi today to protest against the alleged SSC paper leak, leading to a scuffle with police.

The SSC aspirants, demanding a Supreme Court-monitored probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation or CBI, staged a protest at Jantar Mantar and accused the government of failing to prevent the alleged paper leak.

The protesters also demanded adequate jobs for the educated youth of the country.
 
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Protesters want a Supreme Court-monitored CBI probe into the alleged SSC paper leak

The protesters had given time till 3 pm to the authorities concerned for a written assurance on their demands and said they would march towards the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) office.

A large number of police and security personnel were deployed in the area and when the protesters attempted to march towards the DoPT office, they were detained by the police.
 
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Traffic was affected in central Delhi for an hour due to SSC protesters

According to a senior police officer, around 3,000 SSC aspirants were protesting near the Parliament Street police station. Around 3 pm, they attempted to proceed towards Parliament. As they were stopped by the police, the protesters started marching towards Connaught Place, he added.

The protesters held up traffic in Lutyens' Delhi for over an hour. The police managed to disperse them and around 200 protesters were detained.
 
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Around 200 SSC protesters were detained by the police

They were currently under detention at various police stations, the officer added.

The SSC conducts the examinations for recruitment to the lower categories of posts in the central government.


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