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 Scattered protests during bandh against Agnipath; Army issues notification for registration | India News - Times of India

2022-06-20 19:37:57

Police personnel cease Aam Aadmi Occasion (AAP) supporters in the course of the nationwide Bharat Bandh known as to protest in opposition to the Agnipath Scheme, in Jammu (ANI)

NEW DELHI/PATNA: Highway and rail site visitors was partially affected in some areas on Monday throughout a ‘Bharat bandh’ known as in opposition to the Agnipath navy recruitment scheme, whereas protests appeared to taper off in lots of states, with authorities stepping up safety and imposing curbs after days of unrest.
The Military issued a notification for obligatory on-line registration of all Agnipath job aspirants from July, because the Centre appeared agency on implementing the scheme regardless of the Congress and different opposition events upping the ante in opposition to the Modi authorities and the BJP.
The Railways cancelled 529 trains as operations remained disrupted because of the protests. These included 181 mail/categorical trains and 348 passengers trains, the Railways mentioned in a press release.
Authorities mentioned that the bandh name was given on social media and didn’t identify the organisations behind it.
Large site visitors jams had been witnessed on Delhi roads as restrictions had been in place because of the bandh and the Satyagraha protest by Congress over the Centre’s Agnipath scheme and the questioning of Rahul Gandhi by the Enforcement Directorate.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, social gathering’s chief within the Lok Sabha Adir Ranjan Chowdhury, senior leaders Sachin Pilot, Salman Khurshid, Mallikarjun Kharge and KC Venugopal took half within the protest on the Jantar Mantar.
Indian Youth Congress staff stopped a prepare on the Shivaji Bridge railway station close to Connaught Place. Sixteen protesters had been detained and the monitor was cleared by safety personnel after about half an hour, sources mentioned.
Commuters from Noida and Gurugram had been left hassled as they battled site visitors snarls whereas driving into the town whereas contained in the capital, Lutyens’ Delhi, which was the epicentre of protests, remained chock-a-block.
Whereas the strike name choked site visitors on a number of arterial roads, no affect was seen within the metropolis’s markets the place it was enterprise as common.
In view of the bandh name, the Delhi Police had tightened safety throughout the nationwide capital and its bordering areas and warned of strict motion in opposition to these attempting to disrupt the regulation and order scenario
Different states like Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Assam and Rajasthan had additionally heightened safety and imposed prohibitory orders in some districts to thwart attainable protests and violence in the course of the strike.
There was a heavy deployment of police at railway stations, together with these in Ambala, Rewari and Sonipat in Haryana and Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar in Punjab to stop any untoward incident, they mentioned.
Protests had been reported in some elements of Haryana, Punjab and Jammu.
“Bharat Bandh name was given on social media although no group had owned it. The police had been on alert since Monday morning with elaborate preparations being made with huge deployment of the drive,” Uttar Pradesh Extra Director Normal of Police (regulation and order) Prashant Kumar mentioned.
As many as 151 corporations of state and central paramilitary in addition to the civil police had been deployed, he mentioned including that no untoward incident has been reported from anyplace.
“There was no affect of the Bharat Bandh name anyplace within the state,” he mentioned.
Greater than 5000 safety personnel had been deployed in Jharkhand and colleges remained shut throughout the state in view of the bandh name.
There was no report of any untoward incident from anyplace within the state up to now in the course of the day, Jharkhand Police spokesperson and IG (Operations) Amol V Homkar informed PTI.
Retailers and enterprise institutions remained open in capital Ranchi, the metal metropolis of Jamshedpur, Palamu and elsewhere. There was tight safety at Ranchi railway station and safety forces staged a flag march in Koderma
In Bihar, which had seen large-scale violence, web providers stay suspended in 17 out of 38 districts and heavy deployment of police and paramilitary forces continued in locations.
Within the backdrop of the protests, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday mentioned choices and reforms could also be disagreeable quickly however with time the nation will expertise their advantages.
After inaugurating or laying the muse for varied developmental works in Karnataka, he mentioned, “The trail of reforms can alone take us in direction of new targets and new resolve…we have now opened up the house and Defence sector which for many years had been beneath authorities management.”
Chief of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, nonetheless, questioned the prime minister’s “silence” on the Agnipath situation.
A day after a tri-services media briefing on the Defence Ministry came about on Agnipath, Kharge mentioned, “For the primary time in 75 years, service chiefs are being fronted to defend a coverage choice by the federal government.”
“Why are the Prime Minister, House Minister and Defence Minister quiet on the Agnipath scheme?” the senior Congress chief tweeted.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged that the BJP was attempting to create its personal “armed” cadre base by way of the brand new defence recruitment programme.
“The BJP is attempting to create its armed cadre base by way of this scheme. What is going to they do after 4 years? The social gathering desires to provide arms into the arms of the youth,” the Trinamool Congress chief mentioned within the Meeting.
Farmers’ collective Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) has determined to carry a nationwide protest in opposition to the Centre’s Agnipath navy recruitment scheme on June 24, its chief Rakesh Tikait introduced
The SKM led the 2020-21 protests in opposition to the now-withdrawn farm legal guidelines in Delhi.
In its Monday notification, the Military mentioned the web registration for the drive’s recruitment will be achieved on “” and was necessary for all of the job aspirants beneath the brand new mannequin.
The Military mentioned ‘Agniveers’ would type a definite rank within the Indian Military, which might be totally different from some other current ranks.
It mentioned the ‘Agniveers’ will probably be barred from disclosing categorized data gained in the course of the four-year service interval to any unauthorised individual or supply beneath the Official Secrets and techniques Act, 1923.
A whole bunch of individuals have been arrested and the position of teaching centres is being probed in reference to the violent protests that broke out after the Centre final Tuesday unveiled the Agnipath scheme beneath which youths between 17-and-a-half and 21 years can be inducted into the three providers for a four-year tenure.
Twenty-five % of the recruits will probably be retained for normal service.
The federal government projected this scheme as a serious overhaul of the decades-old choice course of to reinforce the youthful profile of the providers, however the protesters are demanding its rollback claiming that it’ll rob recruits of job safety and different advantages.
Whereas the federal government has introduced a number of incentives and concessions for Agniveers, the three providers on Sunday warned those that indulged in violence and arson won’t be inducted.


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