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Agnipath protests: Arson in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh; 340 trains affected

While 94 mail or express trains and 140 passenger trains were cancelled, as many as 95 trains were partially cancelled and 11 were diverted

Patna: A train set on fire by a crowd in protest against the Centre's Agnipath scheme, at Danapur Railway station, near Patna, Friday, June 17, 2022. (PTI Photo)
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Patna: A train set on fire by a crowd in protest against the Centre's Agnipath scheme, at Danapur Railway station, near Patna, Friday, June 17, 2022. (PTI Photo)

Dhruvaksh Saha New Delhi
The protests against the Agnipath defence recruitment scheme escalated dramatically on Friday, with protesters destroying buses, trains and other infrastructure across the country. Amid raging vandalism, 340 trains of Indian Railways were affected, the railway ministry said.

As of Friday evening, 94 mail or express trains and 140 passenger trains were cancelled. As many as 95 trains were partially cancelled and 11 were diverted. By comparison, 42 trains had been fully or partially cancelled on Thursday, implying the destruction of property has increased at a rapid pace in a little over 24 hours.

The protestors have also set several trains

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First Published: Jun 17 2022 | 9:30 PM IST

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