Civil service aspirants protest near parliament

New Delhi, Dec 9: Hundreds of civil service aspirants protested outside Parliament House Monday, demanding changes in the examination pattern of the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC).

Police used water cannons to disperse the protestors, who were demanding a change in the UPSC syllabus, a review of the examination pattern, and inclusion of certain subjects in the syllabus which were dropped this year.

“The examination pattern is discriminatory. This should be reviewed,” a protesting student said before being whisked away by police.

The winter session of parliament which began Dec 5 is scheduled to end Dec 20.