Protest on against railway appointments

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Bangalore, Jan 5 (UNI) Pro-Kannada activists continued their protest against the Railway authorities for 'ignoring' the Kannada-speaking people for appointment as Group D employees, for which recruitment process is on in Mysore, Hubli and here today.

In Hubli, 50 activists were arrested when they were protesting against Railway Minister Laloo Prasad, whom they alleged of being 'biased' to the people of the state.

Meanwhile, South Western Railway (SWR) clarified that the recruitment process was continuing for filling up 4,700 vacancies.

It, further, clarified that applications were called for from candidates across the country, without any differentiation. The Railway administration had widely published the Employment Notice in Kannada Dailies and in editions of English dailies in the state.

To help applicants from the state, centres were opened in Hubli and Mysore and no 'special consideration' was shown to candidates coming from a 'particular state' as published in a section of the press, it clarified.

The recruitment, underway for filling up 1.3 lakh vacancies in 'D' Group across the country, would continue till February 20.

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