In India, there have been allegations of serious irregularities in the recruitment tests of the railway department. Due to this, the victims got angry and vandalized the train and set it on fire. The Indian state of Bihar is now in the throes of violent protests. Al-Jazeera published such news on Thursday.
It is learned that the job seekers started protesting on Tuesday as the results of the 2019 Non-Technical Popular Category Group D examination of the Railway Recruitment Board of India have not been released yet. Protesters vandalized a train at Gaya station on Wednesday, engines and several rooms on fire. The situation was heated at Ara and Jehanabad stations in Bihar. Vandalism has been carried out at multiple stations. Protesters also blocked railway tracks, threw stones at trains and set fire to a statue of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
At that time, the Indian police charged tear gas and batons to handle the situation. Then the police fired bricks and protesters. Several people on both sides were seriously injured. The video, which went viral, showed protesters throwing bricks and stones at the train and smashing windows. It was then that several protesters were seen setting fire to the train. Police and RPF came to the spot to control the situation after receiving the news of the train being set on fire.
Earlier, job seekers staged a protest in Rajendranagar, Patna. The Delhi-Kolkata railway was blocked during the protest. One train after another stopped due to protests. On this day, the angry job seekers carried out extensive vandalism there. The blockade on the Patna-Gaya railway has been going on since morning. On the other hand, the fire brigade also went to the spot. They tried to extinguish the burning train fire.
After an hour of trouble, the movement gradually subsided. The situation is under control at present, police said. Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi has criticized the Bihar government and the central government of India for highlighting the protests.
Due to the Corona situation, the Indian economy is under extreme unemployment. At least one crore people have taken part in the Indian Railways recruitment test. However, there are only 35 thousand vacancies.