Agnipath scheme: 1,238 protesters arrested across India

New Delhi, June 20 (KMS): At least 1238 persons were arrested following the protest in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Telangana against the Indian government’s new proposed Aginath scheme.

The police have arrested 1,238 persons in all – 805 in Bihar, 387 in Uttar Pradesh, and 46 in Telangana’s Secunderabad.

The scheme, which offers temporary recruitment to the armed forces without any further benefits, raged the Indian youth. The protesters demand to bring back the regular recruitment process which includes all the benefits including the pension.

The violent mob caused severe damage to railway property, obstructed train lines, and stoned passengers in a range of locations.

Since 15 June, 60 train coaches have been torched in Bihar, and property worth Rs 700 crore has already been damaged.

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