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LRD Exam Leak: Women Candidates Forced to Sleep in Open Inside Bus Depot in Gandhinagar

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Hitesh Chavda, Gandhinagar: The Gujarat government often claims women empowerment and sensitive government. But looking at the picture of women candidates coming to Gandhinagar to agitate for the LRD exam, it seems that the Gujarat government’s claim for women empowerment is proved to be false. Women coming to the state capital to agitate for the LRD exam were forced to sleep in the open inside the Gandhinagar bus depot amid the fierce cold.

More than 9 lakh candidates were to take the LRD exam for 98,713 fixed-pay police constable jobs. The paper was leaked hours before the exam on December 2, 2018, forcing the administration to postpone the test.

Women candidates coming from different regions of Gujarat have reached the Satyagraha Cantonment for the last one week. The women agitators are assisted by the local Bhim Army youth as much as possible. But the government did not give permission to tie the pavilion, due to which these women candidates are being forced to spend the night in the middle of the fierce cold.

To help these women candidates, social worker Chandrikaben Solanki of Vadodara has reached Gandhinagar. Giving information in this regard, he said, “Women seeking justice for the constitutional right to reservation for ST OBC women are being forced to take shelter at the bus depot in the midst of severe cold due to lack of police permission at Satyagraha Cantonment in Gandhinagar. An attempt is being made to take away the constitutional right given to the SC ST and OBC women of Gujarat under a plan. That is why the sisters and daughters seeking justice are being forced to spend the night in the fierce cold for the past several days.”

In such a situation, questions are also being raised on the government determination whether big claims of women empowerment and sensitivity are being proved to be false. Not only this, PM Modi’s claim that “writing postcard worth twenty five paise” is also proving to be an encouragement.