IAS aspirants stage hunger-strike, detained

A group of civil service aspirants tonight went on an indefinite hunger strike demanding that the UPSC declare the cut-off marks and the marks they secured in preliminary examinations but were detained by police.

Last Updated: Sep 01, 2010, 00:13 AM IST

New Delhi: A group of civil service
aspirants tonight went on an indefinite hunger strike
demanding that the UPSC declare the cut-off marks and the
marks they secured in preliminary examinations but were
detained by police.

About six aspirants began their hunger strike near Batra
Cinema in Mukherjee Nagar. However, five of them were detained
by police late in the night.

The protestors alleged that police removed a tent erected
by them. "We want justice. We want the UPSC to be
transparent," said Angesh, one of the protestors.

The aspirants, who did not clear the prelims for which
the results were declared earlier this month, demanded that
the UPSC should come out with the cut-off marks for this
year`s preliminary examinations.

They also demanded that the marks secured for preliminary
examinations be published.

A group of students had on Sunday staged a candle-light
vigil at Jantar Mantar to highlight the issue.

PTI