Civil service aspirants protest outside Rajnath Singh's house

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Protests outside Rajnath Singh's house
New Delhi, July 12: Scores of civil services aspirants on Saturday staged a protest outside the residence of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, demanding the scrapping of the Civil Services Aptitude Tests (C-SAT).

The protesters gathered outside Singh's house at around 9am and started the protests raising slogans - "Rajnath Singh Ji nyay Karo" (Rajnath ensure justice for us).

They also shouted slogans against the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). "With the introduction of C-SAT, UPSC has degraded the value of Hindi medium students and aspirants.

Several aspirants have been on indefinite hunger strike in Mukherjee Nagar area against this test. We would not be silent till our demand is met," said a protestor. Protestors also demanded a four-year relaxation in age for appearing in the examinations of these services.

Later, a 4-member delegation of aspirants met Rajnath Singh and put forth their demands befor him requesting him to intervene in the matter. As protestors refused to budge, police took them to Parliament Street Police station where they were later freed.

PTI

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