Mysore, July 5 (ANI): Railway recruitment examination centre were attacked by the Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (Pravin Shetty Group), demanding more preference Kannadigas in railway jobs here today.
The activists entered the examination hall in Yuvaraj College, and shouted pro Kannada slogans. They also snatched the answer sheets and admission cards from the candidates, and pulled them out of the examination centre.
Nearly 400 candidates from different parts of the country were appearing for Group-C ticket collectors (TC) examination, conducted by South Western Railway. The activists attacked the examination centre suspecting that more non-Kannada speaking candidates are appearing for the examination.
President of Mysore Unit of KRV (Pravin Shetty wing), K.Madesh, demanded more preference to localities in the Railway Ministry. He also said the organisation would stage a black flag demonstration against Minister of state for Railways K.H. Muniyappa during his next visit to the state.
According to some of the candidates who were up set over the attack said there were more candidates from Karnataka than from other parts of the country appearing the examination.
Today's examination has been cancelled due to this attack and it has been rescheduled on July 19, said railway official Narasimhan. He also said that nearly 19 candidates were affected in this incident. (ANI)