On July 1, 2023, a protest took place in Patna, Bihar, where CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) aspirants expressed their dissatisfaction with the state government. The situation escalated, resulting in the Bihar Police employing lathi-charge tactics against the protestors. This move has sparked controversy and public concern regarding the recruitment process, particularly the domicile rule.
The Protest and Its Impact
The CTET aspirants in Patna gathered to voice their opposition to the state government’s recruitment policies. In response to the protest, the Bihar Police took action against the demonstrators, using lathi-charges to disperse the crowd. During the course of the protest, the agitators reportedly caused damage to public and private property and disrupted vehicular movement on the roads.
Registration of a Case and Possible Consequences
In the aftermath of the protest, a case has been registered against the protestors. The authorities are taking a strict stance against the agitators for their actions, and it has been indicated that those involved could face legal consequences, including imprisonment.
Concerns and Reactions
The use of lathi-charge by the police has raised concerns among the public and various stakeholders about the handling of peaceful protests and the right to express dissent in a democratic society. Many are questioning the need for such forceful measures and calling for a reconsideration of the domicile rule in the recruitment process.
The clash between the CTET aspirants and the Bihar Police in Patna has highlighted the ongoing debate over the domicile rule in the state’s recruitment policies. The situation calls for a thoughtful examination of the government’s approach to addressing public concerns and ensuring that citizens’ rights to peaceful protests are protected and respected. As the situation unfolds, it remains to be seen how authorities will respond to the issue and its implications on the recruitment process.
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