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TFW job seekers clash with cops during commotion

kolkata: A scuffle broke out between police and Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) job seekers at Exide intersection on Wednesday.

The protest began in the afternoon when the agitators emerged from the Rabindra Sadan metro with the intention of remaining seated until their demands were met. They also started protesting outside the office of Trinamool National Congress General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee on Camac Street.

The sudden rally led to a clash between police and the group of protesters as the former tried to disperse the crowd from a busy intersection. The protest led to traffic jams on busy roads like AJC Bose Road and Jawaharlal Nehru Road. To deal with the agitators, more police were called to the scene run by DC South.

In a separate case, the 2017 TFW candidates went to the Kolkata High Court Divisional Bench on Wednesday against the nomination of the 2014 TFW candidates. The case was heard by Justice Subrata Talukdar and Justice Supratim Bhattacharya.

The attorney representing the litigants alleged that Judge Abhijit Gangopadhyay ordered that the 2020 vacancies be awarded to the adopted 2014 TFW.

Litigants objected to this order and demanded the creation of a new panel to also give job opportunities to TFW candidates who passed in 2017.