June 27, 2022


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Haryana Agnipath Scheme Protest: Agnipath scheme: Extra protests in Haryana, harm brought about in Ludhiana railway station

The protests in opposition to the Agnipath scheme continued in Haryana with some youths setting a automobile on fireplace outdoors Mahendergarh railway station on Saturday whereas a gaggle of over 50 agitators barged inside Ludhiana railway station in Punjab inflicting harm to property.

A police official from Mahendergarh, which has seen sturdy protests in opposition to the defence recruitment scheme over previous few days, mentioned {that a} group of youth set a pick-up van on fireplace and indulged in vandalism. A railway engineer at Mahendergarh, whose residential quarter is adjoining to the railway station, mentioned that some protesters barged inside his constructing advanced and broken workplace, and a generator set.

In Punjab, a gaggle of over 50 youths, who had their faces lined with a material, barged contained in the Ludhiana railway advanced. As some have been carrying sticks they smashed many glass pane and ticket counters, police mentioned. The protesters have been demanding that recruitment to Military needs to be held like earlier.

Some passengers who have been to catch a prepare to numerous locations in UP and Bihar mentioned a gaggle of youth all of a sudden barged inside and began breaking the glass panes. In Jalandhar, youths took out a march and later held protest. They took out protest march from Rama Mandi chowk to PAP chowk and blocked the nationwide freeway and demanded that the Centre ought to withdraw the Agnipath scheme.

Earlier on Friday, job aspirants had staged a protest in Hoshiarpur district in opposition to the Centre’s Agnipath scheme and demanded its rollback. In the meantime, protests in opposition to the Agnipath scheme continued in lots of elements of Haryana. Youths additionally held a protest in Sonipat and blocked Rohtak-Panipat freeway. In Kaithal they took out protest march whereas protests have been additionally held in Fatehabad and Jind.

On Friday, Haryana Residence Minister Anil Vij had warned of motion in opposition to these indulging in violence and damaging public property. The Centre on Tuesday unveiled the bold Agnipath scheme for the recruitment of youths aged between 17 and a half and 21 in Military, Navy and Air Drive, largely on a four-year short-term contractual foundation.

On Thursday evening, it raised the higher age restrict for recruitment below the ‘Agnipath’ scheme to 23 years for 2022 because the protests in opposition to the brand new mannequin for enrolment of troopers into the three providers unfold.

These recruited below the scheme might be generally known as ‘Agniveers’. After the completion of the four-year tenure, 25 per cent of the recruits from every batch might be supplied common service.

Haryana districts like Rewari, Charkhi Dadri, Gurugram and Palwal ship a sizeable variety of youths to the defence forces.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday held a gathering with the highest brass of the Military, Navy and the Air Drive on the general scenario arising out of the rollout of the ‘Agnipath’ army recruitment scheme as protests in opposition to it intensified in a number of elements of the nation.

The youths to be recruited below the brand new scheme could be known as ‘Agniveer’. A significant goal of the scheme is to convey down the typical age of army personnel and lower ballooning wage and pension payments.

The announcement of the brand new scheme got here within the backdrop of recruitments into the army remaining stalled over the coronavirus pandemic for over two years.

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