Jaipur. Mass detention of unemployed youths for protesting outside Pradesh Congress Committee office | Jaipur News
JAIPUR: A total of 84 protesters under the banner – Rajasthan Berozgar Ekikrit Mahasangh – who demonstrated outside Pradesh Congress Committee (CCP) Thursday – were detained in different police stations under Jaipur North for obstructing traffic, said Mohd Shapiq KhanSHO, Sanjay Circle Police Station.
“This is a case from our Police Station but they were detained in different Police Stations under Jaipur North. They were detained under Section 151 of CrPC in Shastri Nagar Police Stations, Bhatta Basti , Vidhyadharnagar, Sanjay Circle, Manak Chowk, Kotwali and Jalupura,” Khan said. He said they would be held in custody on Thursday evening.
“They were arrested for blocking the road, obstructing traffic and disturbing the peace. We tried to reason with them from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but they refused to listen to us. We asked them to clear the road, but they kept shouting slogans and causing obstruction,” he added.
Earlier, a video that went viral showed a policeman getting into a heated argument with Upen Yadav, President of Rajasthan Berozgar Ekikrit Mahasangh. In this video, the policeman was heard asking the young unemployed to obey the law and get off the road to the CCP office. He also said that many local businessmen had filed complaints against the unemployed youths for blocking the road. Yadav was seen responding, “Don’t threaten us. Do what you want. If you want to use lathis on us, do so.
The official was then overheard saying he would act in accordance with the law. He then gave instructions to bring the bus to transport them to the police station. Later, the protesters were picked up by police and dragged into police vans. Unemployed youths have been protesting four separate demands at Shaheed Smarak in Jaipur for 3-4 days.
The four demands include the hiring of 6,000 technical assistants as announced by the Congress government in its first budget. Only 1,512 positions were filled by the state government.
Second, the government should advertise for the panchayati raj JEN recruitment exam by adding 539 positions to the existing 2100 positions and conducting a written exam.
Third, the recruitment of junior accountants should be kept outside the scope of the CET and its examination dates should be advertised. Their last demand is that the young unemployed of the State have priority in the competitions.