Unemployed youth protest by climbing hoarding

Unemployed youth protest by climbing hoarding
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Two youngsters from Telangana gave the cops a tough time when they climbed a hoarding in Srinivasa Towers, located opposite the Chief Minister’s camp office in Begumpet, alleging that the government had neglected the students of certain courses.

Hyderabad: Two youngsters from Telangana gave the cops a tough time when they climbed a hoarding in Srinivasa Towers, located opposite the Chief Minister’s camp office in Begumpet, alleging that the government had neglected the students of certain courses.

On receiving the information, about 50 policemen rushed to the place and tried to convince the youth to come down, in vain. Only after LB Nagar MLA R Krishanaiah visited the spot and promised to take up the issue with the government did the youth climb down.

  • Threaten to kill themselves if demands not met
  • Allege neglect of vocational courses by govt

The youth identified as Bhaskar of Bhupalapalli in Warangal district and Chaitanya of Khammam, had completed their vocational course in Crop Production and Management along with Intermediate in 2006. At approximately 1.30 pm on Thursday, they entered Srinivasa Towers and climbed a hoarding put up on the premises.

They threw bits of paper on to the road in which they threatened to kill themselves if the Government did not provide them with jobs. They blamed the vocational course for their unemployment as they felt that the State government was not concerned about the students who graduated in that particular discipline.

“The NTR government issued a GO (GO No 428) in 1985, permitting the graduates of vocational courses to be eligible for the ‘recruitment drives’ of the government. But the GO has never been implemented by the State government and about 70,000 students every year are becoming unemployed,” alleged the duo.

They further added, “In 2007, some students approached the judiciary after finding that certain candidates were recruited by the State government despite submitting fake certificates. In the recently released notification for recruitment of Agriculture Extension Officers (AEO) in the state, the government did not include the students of vocational courses in the eligibility list.

The last date for submission of applications for the AEO posts ended on Thursday. We demand the government to declare the students of vocational courses as eligible and also extend the last date for submission of the application.”

Venkataiah, a Home Guard working in Punjagutta police station along with a hawker Jagan climbed the hoarding and rescued Bhaskar and Chaitanya.

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