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Kapu community protesters set Ratnachal express on fire

Members Of The Kapu Community Seeking Reservation Are Protesting Against The Government From Some Time. All Of A Sudden, The Protest Turned Violent When They Set The Ratnachal Express On Fire, At Tuni Railway Station In Andhra Pradesh.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pankaj Samantray | Updated on: 31 Jan 2016, 08:43:17 PM

New Delhi:

Members of the Kapu community seeking reservation are protesting against the government from some time. All of a sudden, the protest turned violent when they set the Ratnachal Express on fire, at Tuni railway station in Andhra Pradesh.

Eight bogies of the Ratnachal Express were set on fire seeking inclusion in the Backward Class list.

When Railway officials tried to stop protestors, they resorted to stone pelting, injuring few of them. Many trains have been delayed due to the fire.

Even, two trains include Visakhapatnam-Kakinada passenger (train number 57256) and Visakhapatnam-Rajahmundry MEMU passenger (train number 67296) were cancelled.

Last year, the Andhra Pradesh government announced to include Kapu community under Backward Classes category and set up of a panel to study the proportion of reservation. 

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First Published : 31 Jan 2016, 08:39:00 PM