Staff Reporter

KOLLAM: A protest march and demonstration by activists of the Nationalist Youth Congress (NYC) to the venue of an education fair here on Friday turned violent. The fair was organised by professional college managements of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka plus agents of foreign universities and colleges.

The NYC activists alleged that they were beaten up by goons arranged by the managements at the venue. Seven activists were injured. The march was to register protest against the alleged exploitation of students from Kerala by the self-financing college managements of other State.