Students stage protest outside UPSC office

Students raised anti-UPSC slogans and demanded immediatate intervention of the governmen.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:July 29, 2014 6:23 pm
The students objecting to the CSAT aptitude test are from this new breed of middle-class, aspirational Indians who believe they have a right to participate in governing India.  The students objecting to the CSAT aptitude test are from this new breed of middle-class, aspirational Indians who believe they have a right to participate in governing India.

Hundreds of students under the banner of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) staged a protest outside UPSC office on Tuesday, demanding scrapping of Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT).

Students raised anti-UPSC slogans and demanded immediatate intervention of the government in the matter, saying CSAT discriminating against aspirants with a Hindi background.

Hundreds of students gathered around 2 PM outside UPSC office and started their protest holding placards against the Union Public Service Commission.

Civil Services aspirants have been protesting in the national capital for the last few days and demanding a change in the pattern of civil services preliminary examination.

“UPSC should immediately cancel CSAT. We will not sit silent till our demand is met,” Rohit Chahal, national secretary, ABVP, said. As protestors gathered in large numbers, police had to erect barricades outside UPSC office to prevent them from entering inside.

Since the students refused to budge, police detained 200 protestors and took them to Tilak Marg Police station.

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    Aditya Gupta
    Jul 29, 2014 at 5:02 pm
    FIRST QUESTION-- People say english is Important ...No one is denying this .. infact in second stage of exam candidate need to clear a compulsory english exam paCOND QUESTION -- Is language is the basis of check intelligence ... It is a proven fact that specific language is not the measure to check intelligence.THIRD QUESTION -- Why and what language is important --- Language is the medium of communicate with citizens (primarily) of this country. Every civil servant do know two languages including english.FOURTH QUESTION: HOW One communicate in India -- 1) On state level and district level (that is in the initial days of IAS services) IAS uses mostly the regional language. As per my information around 85% of the government work happens in regional languages (Hindi, Timil, Gujrati, ami, malyalam etc ) 2) only 10% of the people are proficient in english and even many of them has it as their second language (that mean not very comfortable in english)... 3) in Metro cities Pro english culture is booming but this is not true in non metro cities where major chunk of citizens livesFIFTH QUESTION: remember the difference between Modernization v/s westernizationSIXTH QUESTION: Remember the cl struggle. -- In recent year we have seen ~93% of english language selection and remaining indian language selections were only 56. Though our 90% potion speaks Regional languagesSEVENTH QUESTION: Few other thoughts -- 1) People learn the language when the get environment for that language. How can we expect poor people to learn English (No environment)? In fact stupid person of english speaking countries knows english 2) Isn't The Great hi, Rajendra Prasad, Patel etc fought for Regional languages? 3) Think why regional languages introduced first time after more than 20 years of independence in India? (1979) 4) Shouldn't we proud our own languages, heritage and culture? 4) Isn't english a tool (as described in political science studies) of neo-colonialism 5) We need english -- is good point but isn't an, France, Germany, China uses there own language ? why should we make english so essential? English is important but To what degree is the question. 6) more than 60% people speaks hindi .. Isn't Hindi is better connecting language on national level (Language is a tool of communication!!) 6) Can't people learn english for pre exam -- then think who will benefit if exam happens in english (obviously in compeive exam people with sound english background will get huge advantage because on each number varies your rank to 500-600)EIGHT QUESTION: Is it a cl struggle -- Yes it is. Between haves and have notsNINTH QUESTION: WHAT PEOPLE ARE DEMANDING -- Is to remove the biasness against regional languages. --- 1) language is not the method to check the intelligence. 2) They are demanding non discriminating treatment ... 3) In any case they will need to p (not ranking wise) the english paper in next stage
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