New Delhi: Several states were put on high alert on Monday as protests against the Centre’s new Agneepath recruitment scheme intensified. Some organizations have called for a bandh today and will hold a protest against the Agneepath scheme at Jantar Mantar in the national capital.
The new recruitment policy for the armed forces for a period of four years was announced on June 14, followed by states including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Telangana, Odisha, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Jharkhand and Assam. There were protests in
As the agitation intensified in some places, the protesters torched vehicles and damaged both private and public properties. The Congress will hold “peaceful” protests across the country on Monday against the “anti-youth” Agneepath recruitment scheme.
A total of 46,000 Agniveers will be recruited this year, but a top military official said it will increase to 1.25 lakh in the near future.
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Security personnel posted at Vijayawada Junction railway station
491 train services affected amid protests against Agneepath scheme
A total of 491 train services have been affected across the country due to the ongoing agitation in different parts of the country against the new recruitment scheme in the armed forces, railway officials said on Sunday.
229 Mail Express and 254 Passenger trains are cancelled, while eight Mail Express have been partially cancelled.
Due to operational reasons, 31 trains terminating at various railway stations in Delhi and Ghaziabad along with the Punjab to Mumbai train will remain canceled on June 20.
first published:June 20, 2022, 11:34 a.m.