UPSC row can whip up regional frenzy, Intelligence Bureau warns

Last Updated: Tue, Feb 07, 2017 11:49 hrs

Intelligence agencies issued an alert on UPSC row to the Centre warning that the ongoing agitation against civil services exam can snowball into a major "language and regional frenzy," particularly in certain pockets of north  and south India, while urging the government to quell the protests at the earliest.

Recommending constant dialogue with the students, intelligence agencies warned that the agitation can spread to other areas where regional languages enjoy prominence. Student bodies have the potential to ferment the stir further, intelligence agencies stated as reported in Deccan Chronicle.

Intelligence agencies fear that the agitation could spread further with more students joining the protest.

In response to the ongoing agitation, the government came out with a formula wherein it stated that English marks will not be considered for gradation among CSAT aspirants and candidates who took the exam in 2011 have the opportunity to appear for the exam again, next year. However, agitating students rejected the formula and continue to call for
complete removal of the CSAT.

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