Lucknow: A number of agitating B.Ed and B.PEd students were on Monday injured when the police resorted to lathicharge to prevent them from 'gheraoing' Vidhan Bhawan. The students were protesting to demand their appointment as teachers in primary schools.

The B.Ed and B.PEd passed students from across the state gathered near Vidhan Bhawan to hold protest in support of their demands for appointment as teachers in primary schools.

Raising slogans against the state government, when the students tried to move ahead they were prevented by the police leading to stone pelting by them and subsequent lathicharge by the police injuring a number of students.

Heavy police force has been rushed to the spot and senior district and police officials are trying to control the situation.