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Protests against Agnipath rage on; mobs attack Bihar Deputy CM's house

On Friday, protests against the Agnipath scheme intensified as mobs set trains on fire, disrupting railway services across states

Vikramshila Express train set on fire by a mob in protest against the Centre's 'Agnipath' scheme, in Lakhisarai, Friday, June 17, 2022. (PTI Photo)
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Vikramshila Express train set on fire by a mob in protest against the Centre's 'Agnipath' scheme, in Lakhisarai, Friday, June 17, 2022. (PTI Photo)

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One died in Telangana's Secunderabad as protests against the central government's Agnipath recruitment scheme across the country intensified on Friday. Some demonstrators in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh set train coaches on fire. At the same time, a mob attacked the residences of Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Renu Devi and state BJP chief Sanjay Jaiswal. 

The central government has defended the new scheme, saying that this model will bring new capabilities to the armed forces and open up avenues for youth in the private sector. However, after continued demonstrations against the Tour of Duty scheme, the government on Thursday relaxed the

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First Published: Jun 17 2022 | 2:04 PM IST

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