Duped youths stage protest in Hyderabad's job fair
Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent
The angry youths staged a protest on the Hyderabad-Warangal highway for around two hours.
Many youths from across TS and AP came for the job fair. (Representational image)
Hyderabad: A. Chakravarthi, an engineering graduate from Warangal came to attend a job mela organised at Little Flower Junior College in Uppal but to his shock was given a job as a telecaller. He said the organisers had promised a job in an MNC.
Around 7,000 hopefuls who had paid Rs 200 as registration fee were turned down. The angry youths staged a protest on the Hyderabad-Warangal highway for around two hours.
A 27-year-old techie working for an MNC in Pocharam said that though she was earning well she came to the mela as the organisers said that global firms like HSBC, AGS and many other top firms were coming for recruitment.
"But after coming here, we found that they are offering us posts like telecaller and other low paid jobs. We did not expect this event would turn out to be a fraud," she said. M Sonu, a final-year student of Aditya Engineering Coll-ege in East Godavari said she saw the message on WhatsApp. "The message mentioned the companies coming," she said.
Many youths from across TS and AP came for the job fair. They turned furious when they could not see any representatives of big companies and demanded an explanation from the organisers.
When they could not give a proper answer, the youths damaged furniture. Later they staged a protest on the Hyderabad-Warangal Highway for around two hours. Police had a tough time pacifying the youths.
The fair was organised by the Advaita Seva Foundation founded by one Nemali Kumar. The message circulated on FB and WhatsApp said that HSBC, Cyient, TCS, Wipro, Tech Mahindra, Genpact, HGS, AGS, Synchronics Finance, Karvy, SBI, Knoah, 24/7, HDFC and many others would come for hiring.