VIDEO: Violent protests erupt against 'Agnipath Yojana'

Agnipath Scheme: 

The central government has devised the Agnipath scheme by which the youth will get the opportunity to serve in the armed forces for a period of four years.

After Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announced this scheme, protests erupted in several states across the country.

A protest against the Agnipath scheme has started among the youth engaged in army recruitment at Didwana in the Nagaur district of Rajasthan. The youth engaged in the preparation of army recruitment have expressed strong opposition to this decision of the government. 

In the Kalwar Road area of Jaipur too, youth gathered on the streets on Wednesday. The youth say that after preparing for years for army recruitment, this scheme has left them disappointed and they do not want to join the army on contract. 

The youth said that due to this decision of the government, their hopes have been dashed, because the youth were busy preparing for army recruitment with enthusiasm, so that they could serve the country by joining the army. They were hoping for permanent jobs in the Indian Army.

Protests have been reported in Bihar as well. After the announcement of Agneepath scheme for army recruitment by the central government, its opposition has intensified. In Bihar’s Jehanabad and Nawada, youth protesters have taken to the road for the second consecutive day. 

The students raised slogans against the PM Modi government and also disrupted railway traffic. The students have stopped trains at many stations. Tyres have also been burnt on the highway at many places, due to which traffic has been disrupted.

Traffic on the Gaya-Patna main road in the Jehanabad district of Bihar was briefly affected due to the protest by the students.

Protests against the Agnipath scheme were also witnessed in the Munger district of Bihar. Here the students staged protest and indulged in violence at the Safiasarai Chowk. Due to this, the traffic on the highway and Jamalpur Munger Road came to a complete halt.

In the Saharsa district of Bihar, protesters blocked the railway track. Due to this, two express trains were forced to remain standing at the station. The passengers had to face a lot of problems.

In Chhapra, protesting youth burnt tyres and damaged a bus.

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