Students' Union call for 48-hour Jharkhand bandh from Saturday

Updated: Jun 9 2023 10:17PM

Ranchi, Jun 9 (PTI) Jharkhand State Students' Union (JSSU), an umbrella body of different students' associations, has called for a 48-hour Jharkhand bandh from Saturday in support of its demand for 100 per cent reservation for local people in state government jobs.

The union took out torchlight processions in different districts in the evening on the occasion of the death anniversary of Jharkhand's tribal icon Birsa Munda.

"We chose the occasion for a torchlight procession to remind the state government about the dream of our tribal hero Birsa Munda for Jharkhand. The government has opened the door for outsiders in Jharkhand government jobs, which we cannot allow. So, we have called for a 48-hour Jharkhand bandh, beginning from June 10," JSSU leader Devendra Mahto said.