Differently-able protesters seeking filling up of backlog vacancies and other demands protested outside the Assam Secretariat this morning (July 27) as police faced flak for using force on the unarmed and relatively peaceful protesters who were pushed into buses and whisked away from the protest site.
The protest was taken out under the banner of the Pratibandhi Suraksha Santha (PSS) that flayed the government for failing to fill up 4,419 government posts reserved for differently-able job applicants along with 20 other demands.
Protesters carrying banners and placards shouted anti-government slogans and claimed that the government has failed to keep its promise of launching a special recruitment drive to fill up nearly 4,500 posts reserved for differently-able candidates.
Protesters tried to break open barricades and enter the secretariat but were prevented from doing so by police and paramilitary forces.
The protest outside Dispur led to massive traffic snarls with normal movement of traffic hit on the arterial Srimanta Shankardeva Path (erstwhile GS Road). Police also faced flak and criticism for using force on the protesters.