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Agneepath’s Protest – Bharat Bandh Today

Agneepath’s scheme, the central government has recently launched a scheme for defense services which grows violent in Delhi NCR and the police of Noida have imposed the section 144 which is Bharat Bandh for today, 20 June, Monday over the Agneepath scheme. Several state government has tightened their security in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Telangana, Odisha, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Jharkhand, and Assam.

Agneepath’s Protest -  Bharat Bandh Today
Agneepath’s Protest – Bharat Bandh Today

The Agneepath scheme was to recruit youth to serve the Nation in three services of the armed forces, and the government has been defending the scheme by saying that they will recruit retiring after four years and will be given financial aid meanwhile, they will recruit the soldiers of between 17.5 to 20 years of age across the three services for a four year period and compulsory retirement for most without gratuity and pension benefits.

After the launching of the scheme, it goes violent and nearly 530 trains were canceled today, including 348 passenger trains and 181 Mail/Express trains. As 483 trains were canceled on Sunday due to protests in a different part of the country. Even the congress also hold a peaceful protest against the Agneepath scheme, the environment minister also joined the protest.
Section 144, which prohibits the gathering of two or more people at the same place, has been imposed in Faridabad and Noida, Gautam Buddh Nagar. The person who has been found breaking the law and order, the FIR has been registered against them and will take strict action.

Even the Punjab government has tightened its security at Jalandhar Railway Station and Amritsar Railway station due to the protests. Already 255 people have been booked and 15 people is arrested so far in a violent protest at the Jewar toll plaza.
Eight police officers and several bus drivers has been injured during the protest.

Delhi | Senior Congress leaders including Mallikarjun Kharge, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot & other Congress leaders, and workers stage a sit-in at Jantar Mantar protesting against the Agnipath scheme, ED probe against Rahul Gandhi and an alleged attack on an MP, Twitter said.

Twitter also said that, amid calls over Bharat Bandh, security arrangements strengthened at Nizamuddin Railway station to ensure the safety of people, & Railway property. Train movements are not disrupted… Passengers are comfortably departing & arriving: AP Joshiya, Assistant Security Commissioner, and RPF.

High alerts in the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh to protect from the protests against the Agneepath Scheme, and the security was tightened up in all the railway stations in the wake of the June 17 violence at Secunderabad Railway station.
The Indian Army yesterday revealed the terms and conditions and other details for the respective applicants who want to join the force under the scheme of Agneepath military recruitment scheme. Our Union Cabinet has approved the scheme of Agneepath for Indian Youth to serve the three services of the Armed forces and the youth who will select under this scheme will be known as Agniveer.

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