Kolkata, Mar 9 : Protesting against the alleged unfair primary teachers' recruitment in the state and demanding a fresh and fair TET (Teachers Eligibility Test) exam, activists of CPI-M's students' and youths' wings- Students' Federation of India (SFI) and Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) respectively- held demonstration in Kolkata on Thursday.
They hosted a protest march from College Square to citys downtown Esplanade area and agitators blocked Dorina Crossing in central Kolkata followed by the rally.
When policemen tried to lift the blockade, they engaged in a scuffle with the protesters.
Later a heavy police force were deployed to the area and policemen restored to mild lathi charge to bring the situation under control.
SFI-DYFI leadership claimed that several party workers were injured during the unprovoked lathi charge by police and a large number of protesters were arrested.
However, leaders of SFI and DYFI submitted a memorandum, describing their allegations and demands, before West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi.
(Reporting by Deepayan Sinha)