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‘Agnipath’ Protests Proceed, Centre Counting On Concessions: 10 Factors


The opposition maintained the strain on the federal government

New Delhi:
Regardless of the centre’s steps to assuage considerations over the ‘Agnipath’ defence recruitment scheme, there was no let-up within the protests in a number of states with the job aspirants demanding a rollback of the scheme.

Listed below are the highest 10 updates on this large story

  1. The House and Defence ministries promised new 10 per cent quotas every in jobs for ‘Agnipath’ recruits after their four-year tenure within the armed forces. Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri mentioned that the PSUs beneath his housing and petroleum ministries are additionally engaged on plans to induct ‘Agniveers’.

  2. The centre indicated that different departments too have been working within the route after a number of BJP-ruled states like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Assam introduced numerous measures to encourage the youth to use beneath the Agnipath scheme and warranted them reservation.

  3. The House Ministry additionally determined to offer 3 years of age leisure past the prescribed higher age restrict to Agniveers for recruitment in CAPFs and Assam Rifles. On Thursday, the centre raised the higher age restrict for recruitment beneath the ‘Agnipath’ scheme to 23 years for 2022.

  4. Over 350 trains have been cancelled on Saturday throughout India as lethal violence by armed forces aspirants upset with the brand new programme continued in a number of states. The railways have suffered large losses throughout protests in opposition to the ‘Agnipath’ scheme over the final 4 days.

  5. In Bihar, a railway station and a police automobile have been torched, an ambulance attacked and safety personnel injured in stone-throwing. Giant-scale violence prior to now few days has led to the suspension of web providers in 12 severely affected districts. Prohibitory orders have additionally been clamped in some cities as a safety measure.

  6. In Uttar Pradesh, circumstances have been registered in opposition to 400 unknown individuals in reference to the violence in Ballia, whereas 225 folks have been booked for holding protests on the Yamuna Expressway in Gautam Buddh Nagar adjoining Delhi.

  7. In Haryana’s Mahendergarh, a bunch of youth set a pick-up van on fireplace and indulged in vandalism. Protests have been additionally held in Sonipat, Kaithal, Fatehabad and Jind.

  8. Youths protested in opposition to the ‘Agnipath’ scheme at numerous locations in Rajasthan together with Jaipur, Jodhpur, Behror and Jhunjhunu, and blocked the Jaipur-Delhi Freeway in Alwar briefly. 

  9. The agitation additionally unfold to southern states together with Karnataka and Kerala, with aspirants doing push-ups on roads at some locations to register their protest. In Bengal, practice providers within the North 24 Parganas district have been disrupted for round one hour as a bunch of agitators blocked railway tracks.

  10. The opposition maintained the strain on the federal government, urgent for the speedy withdrawal of the scheme. ‘Agnipath’ has additionally confronted criticism from among the Military veterans, who argue that the four-year tenure will hit the preventing spirit within the ranks and make them risk-averse.

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