Kerala police resort to lathi-charge, water cannon in protest against backdoor appointment

While inaugurating the protest against backdoor appointment, MLA PT Thomas said that posts in Kerala were filled with such appointments by relatives of ministers
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The police used water cannon and shells against the march organised by the Congress to Ernakulam Collectorate as part of a state-wide agitation against the backdoor appointments in Kerala. Even after the clash between the police and party workers, they tried to break the barricade to proceed.

Meanwhile, candidates of the PSC’s Last Grade Servant Rank List staged a march to the Kannur Collectorate. The police resorted to water cannon to disperse the protesters who tried to break the barricade. The march was inaugurated by MLA PT Thomas. While inaugurating, the MLA said that posts in Kerala were filled with backdoor appointments of relatives of ministers.

When the protestors of Campus Front tried to enter the premises of the Kalady campus, they were stopped by the police. The officials even arrested the protestors who tried to break the barricade. The protestors have even blocked the police vehicle. Following this, the police resorted to lathi-charge.

Even the protest march organised by the Fraternity Movement to the Kozhikode Collectorate ended in a clash between the agitators and police. Meanwhile, those job seekers on the last grade rank list of the civil police post too began a strike in front of the secretariat demanding the extension of the rank list.

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