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Protesters manhandle DEO in Kurnool

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Counselling for recruitment of DSC-2008 candidates begins on sour note

Helpless situation: DEO M. Ramalingam being manhandled by protesters in Kurnool on Wednesday. — Photo: U. Subramanyam
Helpless situation: DEO M. Ramalingam being manhandled by protesters in Kurnool on Wednesday. — Photo: U. Subramanyam

The Statewide counselling for recruitment of DSC-2008 candidates began on a jarring note when protesters manhandled District Education Officer Movva Ramalingam at the Collectorate here on Wednesday. After jostling with the protestors, who were agitating in support of different demands, the DEO ran for safety much to the surprise of the onlookers.

DSC-2008 candidates too gathered at the Collectorate demanding revision of the list of selected candidates after dropping the graduate teachers who were already selected. They chased the DEO adding to the confusion.

Despite the presence of the police, they manhandled the officer and abused him. Police later threw a ring around him preventing the protesters from reaching him again. Teachers' organisations and Dalit organisations have been at war with Mr. Ramalingam for some time over transfer of a teacher and counselling. A teacher, Saibaba, who was transferred from Medak under GO 610, was demanding posting at Kurnool while he was offered a job at C. Belagal, 40 km from here. Dalit organisations took up his cause and lodged a complaint under the SC, ST Atrocities (prevention) Act. The DEO got relief from the High Court, which stayed the inquiry. The disgruntled teacher, appeared again on the Collectorate campus on Wednesday and tried to manhandle the DEO.


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