Property Worth Crores Destroyed In Bihar Protests, Say Sources: 10 Points

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New Delhi:
During the three-day student movement against the change in railway recruitment rules, railway property worth crores of rupees was damaged in Bihar and 12 government employees were injured, sources said.

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Here are the top 10 points of this big story:

  1. Railway property was damaged across four stations in Bihar – Ara, Gaya, Nawada, Sitamarhi – which was the scene of protests.

  2. In Nawada alone 3 crore rupees has been lost. Estimates for the rest of the place are ongoing, sources said.

  3. Railway ministry sources said most of the workers were injured in Nawada and Sitamarhi. The injured government employees include four members of the Railway Protection Force, one member of the Fire Service and two members of the Railway Police.

  4. Three government railway police personnel were injured when students hurled stones at Sitamari.

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  5. The report also mentions that students fired two or three rounds at Sitamarhi. A case has been filed under the Arms Act.

  6. So far, 55 students have been detained in the state – 32 in Nawada, 22 in Jehanabad, 13 in Sitamarhi and eight in Gaya. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.

  7. During the Republic Day protests, a passenger train in Gaya was set on fire and another was stoned.

  8. Visuals from Gaya show that a heavy contingent of police failed to control the protesters, who were sitting on railway tracks, vandalized property, clashed with security forces and targeted several trains.

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  9. There were protests over the non-technical popular category examination of railways. Students are opposing the decision to take the exam in two steps. The second stage is unfair to those who have cleared the first stage, they say.

  10. About 1.25 crore candidates applied for 35,000 posts from Level 2 to Level 6. Salary scale ranges from Rs 19,900 to Rs 35,400 per month.

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