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Agnipath scheme faces trial by fire; violent protests erupt in Bihar

Protesting the Agnipath scheme, youth in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Rajasthan took to the streets demanding restoration of the traditional recruitment process

Agneepath protest, Ranchi
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Youngsters protest outside the Army Recruitment Office (ARO-Jharkhand Chapter) against the 'Agnipath' scheme, in Ranchi, Thursday, June 16, 2022 | Photo: PTI

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Soon after the government launched the Agnipath scheme for recruiting soldiers in the Indian armed forces, the defence aspirants preparing for a job came to the streets in protest.

On Thursday, protests against the Agnipath scheme for hiring jawans on a short-term contractual basis continued across Bihar for the second consecutive day, disrupting railway and road traffic in Jehanabad, Buxar and Nawada districts.

Protestors blocked the movement of trains on the Patna-Gaya and Patna-Buxar routes by lying down on the railway tracks in Jehanabad and Buxar districts. However, Bihar police and their railway counterparts immediately removed the protestors from the

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First Published: Jun 16 2022 | 1:49 PM IST

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