Protest turns violent

Staff Reporter

KOCHI: Youth Congress activists, who held a march protesting against raising the retirement age of teachers and demanding that university appointments should be made through the PSC, were lathicharged by the police here on Monday.

The police resorted to the action when the protestors tried to break the cordon.

The protest march, held as part of a State-wide campaign, was taken out from the District Congress Committee office to the Kanayannur taluk office at noon.

It was inaugurated by the district president of the Youth Congress, Eldho Kunnappilly.

Those injured in the lathicharge included Mr. Kunnappilly, Mohammed Shiyas, Anwar Sadat and Ajit Ameen Bava. They were admitted to the General Hospital.

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