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Protest at Jantar Mantar over UPSC-CSAT row

Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 6:26pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI

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Intensifying their protest against CSAT paper in the UPSC examinations, scores of civil services aspirants staged a demonstration at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on Thursday afternoon. Some students from Jawaharlal Nehru University and Delhi University also participated in the protest, which lasted for an hour.

The protesters expressed their anger over "police attack" on them on Wednesday night in Nehru Vihar area of north Delhi. They raised slogans against the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and the central government, and demanded that the Civil Services Aptitude Test paper be removed.

"The government has been constantly trying to suppress the movement, we condemn such attacks on us," Om, a protester, said.

The protesters also demanded that the dates for the UPSC examinations should be postponed and the government should talk to the UPSC and revoke the CSAT paper. "We are not running away from English instead we are fighting for those students who live in the villages of India" said one of the members of JNU students' union. 

Also Read: What are the UPSC protests really about?

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