A video is doing rounds on social media where the Patna ADM KK Singh is using stick to thrash a CTET and BTET qualified candidate who was protesting against the Bihar government in Patna.
BJP’s Amit Malviya was quick to tweet the video footage with a comment in Hindi which is translated thus: “Bihar Police, working at the behest of Nitish Kumar, who promised 20 lakh jobs, beats up a teacher-candidate in an inhuman way…they also insulted the tricolour. This is the real face of JDU-RJD government.
The youth in the video had a tricolour in his hand and was accusing the Nitish Kumar government of not giving him employment for the last four years.
He then tried to speak to the reporters present there when suddenly ADM KK Singh appeared on the scene, grabbed the youth by the hair and dragged him down the road.
The police offer in question soon had a long baton and began using it mercilessly on the youth.
According to reports, this youth was amongst the 5000 job aspirants who have been protesting at Dak Bungalow Chowraha in Patna. These candidates, who have qualified the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) and Bihar Teacher Eligibility Test (BTET) are demanding permanent teaching jobs by staging a protest in Patna, Bihar.
Protestants are demanding teaching jobs in primary and secondary schools. CTET and BTET qualified candidates have been waiting for over three years to get recruited for the jobs they have qualified for.
Bihar TET, which should ideally be held once a year, has only been held twice since the first BTET in 2011. It was held in the state for the last time in 2017. The BTET-qualified candidates are still waiting to be hired. Later, the students petitioned the Patna High Court, demanding that the BTET be held on a regular basis. The HC directed the state government to investigate their request.
Now, the CTET, BTET-qualified candidates have now taken to the streets to stage massive protests in the state, demanding employment and raising their voices against the state Education Minister. The Bihar police, meanwhile, have resorted to lathi charge to disperse the protestors.