- 'Agnipath' Protests Spread, Bihar BJP Office Vandalised, Leader Attacked.
VIRAL NEWS- Protest in large against the Agneepath scheme of the central government for recruitment in the Indian Army has started in Bihar, Rajasthan, and UP. Demonstrations started at many places on Wednesday, the very next day after Defense Minister Rajnath Singh announced the Agneepath scheme.
In Bihar, protesters blocked the railway track in Buxar, then set things on fire in Muzaffarpur and blocked the road. Apart from this, there was a lot of ruckus in Ara too. Police and GRP also tried to convince the protesters, but they are adamant about the demand to withdraw the plan.
A large number of youths also opposed the scheme in Ambedkar Nagar district of UP. In Rajasthan’s Jaipur too, youth took to the road and demanded the closure of the scheme.
The Central Government has launched the Agneepath Recruitment Scheme on June 14 to recruit a large number of youth in all the three branches of the Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Air Force. Under this scheme, the youth will have to serve in the Defense Force for 4 years. It is believed that the government has taken this step to reduce the budget of salary and pension.
Many ex army personals expressing their dissatisfaction. To know more watch this video
Phone internet and SMS services have been suspended for 24 hours in Haryana’s Palwal district following stone-pelting and violence by Army aspirants. Police had to resort to aerial firing after a mob attacked them and set their vehicles on fire.
Due to demonstrations and vandalism at several railway stations, 22 trains from Bihar had to be cancelled and five had to stop after completing partial journeys, East Central Railway said.