Students Bihar Bandh Today: The students’ anger over the alleged rigging in the RRB NTPC exam doesn’t seem to be stopping. On Friday, January 28, the students have announced the closure of Bihar. On behalf of the students, it has been said to hold demonstrations across the state.
In many districts, including Vaishali and Darbhanga of Bihar, students started protesting early in the morning on Friday. Students have blocked the NH-31 highway in Vaishali near Gandhi Setu and protesting arson.
Khan Sir Appealed to the Students by Releasing the Video
Patna’s famous teacher and YouTuber Khan Sir have released a video after the announcement of Bihar bandh by students regarding the RRB NTPC exam. In this video, he has appealed to the students not to protest on Friday.
In this video message released late on Thursday, January 27, Khan sir said,
“Look, there is essential information for all the students. All your demands have been kept. We remove all your dilemmas…Former Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Modi spoke to the Railway Minister on this issue, and the Railway Minister has agreed on everything.
Now three and a half lakh more students will be added to NTPC. And the second paper of Group-D, which was to be there, that too will not happen now. Sushil Modi Ji has released the video saying that the Railway Minister has agreed on both these demands of the students….”
Khan sir, while explaining to the students, further said,
“Look, now the Prime Minister’s Office has directly intervened, so the solution to the problem will come out. Now RRB will not be able to do its own thing. That’s why you guys do not participate in any protest on Friday; it can prove wrong for you…Railway has received a report from Intelligence that some boys of Gorakhpur will protest on Friday.
The students of Gorakhpur are no different from us. In such a situation, there is an appeal to the students of all the districts that no one should come on the road and do not protest in any way. If you people protest, then some chaotic elements will go and stir, and you will be infamous. If you do violence or protest, then how will we talk.”
Let us tell you that the name of Khan Sir has also appeared in the ongoing demonstrations regarding RRB NTPC results. Patna Police has also registered an FIR against many other coaching operators, including Khan sir. All of them are accused of instigating the students for agitation. However, Khan sir has denied these allegations.
Mahagathbandhan Supported the Bandh
All the parties of the Grand Alliance, including RJD, have announced their support to the students’ bandh. A press conference was held by the Grand Alliance on Thursday, January 27, in which it was disclosed to support the Bihar bandh. Leaders of Congress, CPI, CPI(M) and CPI-ML, including RJD state president Jagdanand Singh, were also present at this conference.
These leaders justified the demands of the students and appealed to the government to take immediate decisions on those demands. Jagdanand Singh said that students should not be forced to go towards violence. According to him, there is a question of the future of 2 crores 42 lakh students so that the Grand Alliance will be actively involved in the movement.
Preparedness Increased in UP
After the announcement of bandh in Bihar, the administration in UP has become ready. Instructions have been given to take special vigil in Varanasi, Prayagraj and Gorakhpur districts of UP. The officials have been instructed to establish constant communication with the students to stop agitating. There are inputs that demonstrations can be held in these districts of Purvanchal.
What was the Matter?
Let us tell you that RRB released the result of the NTPC CBT-1 exam on 14th and 15th January 2022. Based on this result, candidates have been shortlisted for CBT-2, i.e. Phase-II examination. But many students allege that the consequence of NTPC CBT-1 has been rigged.
Due to this, students started protesting against RRB in many districts of Bihar. Students allegedly torched a passenger train in Bihar’s Arrah and pelted stones at the police. At the same time, a service engine of the railway was set on fire in Patna.
Soon the fire of the movement reached from Bihar to UP. On Tuesday, January 25, some students also demonstrated fiercely in Prayagraj. The students protested by blocking the railway track, after which the police lathi-charged them fiercely to disperse them.
After removing the students from the railway track, the police barged into the hostels and lodges to find the students who took part in the protest. During this, many students were beaten up, and the doors of their rooms were broken.