Heavy Protests Against Agnipath Scheme In 7 States, Student Suicides In Rohtak

The “agnipath” scheme launched by the Central govt is facing heavy criticism across the country. The youth have been protesting against the move in 7 states, demanding the withdrawal of this news scheme. 

Unfortunately, a youth named Sachin from Rohtak, committed suicide. As per the media reports, the reason behind his suicide is the newly launched “agnipath” scheme. Apart from Jaipur and Bihar, heavy protests are witnessed in Haryana as well, on the other hand, in Gwalior (M.P.) too, the youth 

started agitating against the “agnipath” scheme. 

BJP MP Varun Gandhi, on the same matter, has written a letter to the Union defence ministry, raising concern over the “agnipath” scheme. In Bihar, the protesting youth vandalised a BJP office, and blocked the rail and road traffic. The agitators even attacked BJP MLA Arun Devi’s vehicle, where 5 people, including the MLA, suffered injuries. 

As quoted by news agency ANI on its official Twitter handle:

#WATCH | Bihar: Armed forces aspirants protest at Bhabua Road railway station, block tracks & set a train ablaze over #AgnipathRecruitmentScheme 

They say, “We prepared for long&now they’ve brought ToD (Tour of Duty) as a 4-yr job.Don’t want that but the old recruitment process”

Kaimpur SP Rakesh Kumar has said, “they are protesting on the railway tracks. We are trying to pacify them. We are making an effort to clear the railway track. We are monitoring the situation.”

Apart from the youth, even the army veterans are opposing the “agnipath” scheme. Earlier, while talking to the media personnel, former Army chief and union minister Gen. V.K. Singh said that he doesn’t know much about the scheme as he was not involved in its formulation. Though he added that things would be clear once implemented on ground. 

The army aspirations are continuously opposing and questioning this newly launched scheme. During the protests, one of the agitators asked, “I am 22 now. What is my fault?” As per the info, 22 trains have been cancelled in Bihar due to the ongoing protests.

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