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�Fast unto death� of blind candidates continues

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JORHAT, Dec 6 - In a protest against the State Government�s alleged negligence towards fulfilling their demands, four members of the Sadou Asom Dritisheen Kalyan Parishad continued their �fast unto death� in front of the Jorhat Deputy Commissioner�s office for four days till today as no representative of the Government has assured them of solving their problems.

The four protesters along with their supporters alleged that neither any officer of administration had arrived at their place of protest for all these days. According to them, the State Government deprived them of jobs in various government offices where several reserved posts for the blind candidates remained vacant for years.

�We demand one-third reservation in government jobs for the visually-impaired candidates. The Government must fill up the vacancies in the reserved posts for our candidates,� said Rupak Bora, president of the Sadou Asom Dristiheen Kalyan Parishad.

Besides, they also demanded to upgrade the government blind high schools up to higher secondary level. �We also need a training and rehabilitation centre for us in the State under the Central and State Government�s skill development schemes,� said Bora.

Though four protesters namely Tuleswar Chutia, Ratneswar Phukan, Bibi Hazare and Sucila Pegu continued their protest of �fast unto death,� neither a security person nor medical staff were seen deployed by the administration at the spot.

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�Fast unto death� of blind candidates continues

JORHAT, Dec 6 - In a protest against the State Government�s alleged negligence towards fulfilling their demands, four members of the Sadou Asom Dritisheen Kalyan Parishad continued their �fast unto death� in front of the Jorhat Deputy Commissioner�s office for four days till today as no representative of the Government has assured them of solving their problems.

The four protesters along with their supporters alleged that neither any officer of administration had arrived at their place of protest for all these days. According to them, the State Government deprived them of jobs in various government offices where several reserved posts for the blind candidates remained vacant for years.

�We demand one-third reservation in government jobs for the visually-impaired candidates. The Government must fill up the vacancies in the reserved posts for our candidates,� said Rupak Bora, president of the Sadou Asom Dristiheen Kalyan Parishad.

Besides, they also demanded to upgrade the government blind high schools up to higher secondary level. �We also need a training and rehabilitation centre for us in the State under the Central and State Government�s skill development schemes,� said Bora.

Though four protesters namely Tuleswar Chutia, Ratneswar Phukan, Bibi Hazare and Sucila Pegu continued their protest of �fast unto death,� neither a security person nor medical staff were seen deployed by the administration at the spot.

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