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‘Agnipath’ Protest: 2 Coaches Of Passenger Train Set On Fire In Bihar

The coaches of the Jammu Tawi Express practice have been set on fireplace at Mohiuddinagar station.


Two coaches of a passenger practice have been set on fireplace by a mob in Bihar this morning amid protest in opposition to the brand new army recruitment coverage, Agnipath.

The coaches of the Jammu Tawi Express practice have been set on fireplace at Mohiuddinagar station of Hajipur-Barauni railway line, officers informed NDTV, including nobody was damage within the incident.

Several components of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh have witnessed protests over the brand new army recruitment coverage. The protest had unfold to BJP-ruled Haryana and Madhya Pradesh too.

From Bihar’s Ara to Haryana’s Palwal, from Agra in Uttar Pradesh to Gwalior and Indore in BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh, a whole lot of younger aspirants for jobs within the armed forces took to streets, pouring their anger on private and non-private property.

Bihar bore the brunt of the violence with trains set ablaze, window panes of buses smashed and passersby, together with a ruling BJP MLA, attacked with stones on Thursday, the second day of the protest in opposition to the scheme which envisages a brief four-year time period for troopers within the three armed forces entailing no gratuity or pension upon retirement.

This morning, a mob entered a railway station in Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia district and vandalised a practice and broken railway station property, earlier than the police used drive to disperse them.

The authorities unveiled Agnipath on Tuesday — calling it a “transformative” scheme– for the recruitment of troopers within the Army, Navy and the Air Force, largely on a four-year short-term contractual foundation.

The authorities has raised the age restrict for Agnipath recruitment to 23 from 21 as a one-time waiver following the protests.

The authorities has additionally put out a 10-point defence of the scheme and guaranteed recruits they won’t discover themselves within the lurch after finishing their 4 years within the army.

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