Hundreds of unemployed youths on Friday staged a protest in Bihar’s Ara train station against reducing the age limit for recruitment in Indian Railways, police said.
The demonstrators shouted slogans against the central government and displayed posters that read “hum pakoda nahi bechenge”, “protest against surgical strike on railway job aspirants”, “notify more jobs in railways”.
The protest left nearly a dozen police officials injured and services on the Patna-Mughalsarai section of the East Central Railway paralysed.
“Students pelted stones at the police when officers tried to disperse them in which nearly a dozen of them were injured,” a district police official said.
The police opened fire to disperse the protesters after they damaged the engine of a passenger train and tried to ransack the railway station.