Youths protest Rel Fresh stores' closure

Written by Agencies | Kanpur, September 29: | Updated: Sep 30 2007, 00:11am hrs
Rendered jobless after the closure of the Reliance Fresh stores, hundreds of youths protested the government's action.

About a thousand youths had been recruited by the Reliance Fresh Stores that were to be opened here but the state government's order to close the stores has left them without jobs.

The agitators also smeared Chief Minister Mayawati's poster with their blood.

They said that the government policies have pushed them to the streets and demanded that either the government should give them employment or reopen the Reliance Fresh Stores.

The demonstrators threatened to commit suicide if their demands were not met.