Amid the railway exam protest, popular YouTuber ‘Khan Sir’ has been booked for inciting violence. Khan sir is known for his coaching related video content that he shares on YouTube for competitive examinations. He is known for his unique teaching style that makes learning fun for students of all backgrounds. Khan sir has been accused of orchestrating violence which led to the damaging of government property at the Rajendra Nagar railway terminal earlier on Tuesday evening. It should be noted that the FIR has been filed against multiple coaching centers and over 400 unidentified people.

The Facts of the Matter

The Railways department suspended its Level 1 and NTPC (Non-Technical Popular Categories) exams amid intense protest by Railways exam aspirants. On January 26, when the entire nation was celebrating Republic Day, the candidates went on to set a passenger train on fire and also threw stones at the Police in Arrah, Bihar.


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Who is Khan Sir?

Amid the uproar, an FIR has been filed against popular YouTube educator Khan Sir for inciting violence. Known for his unique teaching style that cuts through barriers and socio-economic differences, Khan sir shares coaching videos for competitive exams on YouTube. He, along with few other coaching centers, and over 400 people are currently booked for inciting violence.

What is in the FIR Against Khan Sir?

Reportedly, the FIR was lodged at Patrakar Nagar police station in Patna after the police took statements of some students who were part of the protest. The students claimed that they were motivated to act violently after they saw a video in which Khan Sir instigated students to take to streets if the exams were not cancelled.

An India Today report quoted the FIR which stated that on the basis of the statements provided by the students, and the video clips of Khan Sir viewed by police, it is “evident that agitating students along with coaching institute owners plotted a conspiracy to carry out large-scale violence in Patna to threaten law and order”.


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Other Teachers Also Booked

Other than Khan Sir, teachers that have been booked by the police include S.K. Jha, Navin, Amarnath, Gagan Pratap, Gopal Verma. The have all booked under multiple sections of the IPC including, Section 147 (Punishment for rioting), Section 120 (B) (Criminal Conspiracy), Section 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), and more.

U-Turn by Khan Sir

According to reports, after the allegations of him instigating violence surfaced, he has gone underground, and has also released a video. In the released video, he has asked the students to keep the protest peaceful. He added that if the students choose violence, they will not be supported.


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What are the Protests About?

Earlier, the protests concerning the Railway Recruitment Board’s NTPC exam 2021 turned violent after students vandalized train station in Bihar and also burned a bogey down. The students are reportedly opposing the Railway board’s decision of taking the exam in two stages. The protesting students believe that the second stage of the exam is unfair to those who have cleared the first stage.

Reportedly, 1.25 crore candidates applied for exams that had just 35,000 posts from level 2 to level six. The pay scale of these posts ranges somewhere between 20,000 to 35,000 with as many as 60 lakh students appearing for the exam.

However, the board decided to suspend the tests after the protests turned violent. Following the same, Indian Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw appealed to protesting students to not vandalize the public property as it is as much theirs as it is country’s.

 

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