Protesting UPSC aspirants detained in Delhi

Last Updated 25 July 2014, 08:09 IST

About 150 UPSC aspirants were detained Friday while they were trying to march towards parliament, police said.

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) aspirants were detained outside the Central Secretariat Metro station in central Delhi Friday.

Civil services aspirants have been demanding the scrapping of Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT), calling it discriminatory for the students from humanities and Hindi backgrounds.

"We will continue our protest until we get a written assurance that the examination date will be extended and the CSAT exam will be scrapped," Anurag Chaturvedi, an aspirant, told IANS.

He added the students have wasted a lot of time because of the ongoing protests and cannot prepare for the August 20 examination in 25 days.

Another aspirant, R.V. Yadav added: "Hindi is our national language and it is being sidelined. Student who know regional language feel handicapped."

The protests have intensified since Thursday night with about 500 students still protesting in Mukherjee Nagar of north Delhi Friday.

The issue also disrupted proceedings in the Rajya Sabha Friday.

(Published 25 July 2014, 08:09 IST)

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