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Protester killed, trains damaged: All that happened in Agnipath fire today

Government walks a step back on military recruitment scheme as anger against it spreads nationwide.

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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A man died and more than 15 were injured in Telangana's Secunderabad on Friday as violent protests against the new military recruitment policy, Agnipath, spread to the state after continuing the third consecutive day in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana. Protests were also reported in West Bengal and Madhya Pradesh.
 
As the government defended itself, Opposition parties called for a special session of Parliament for discussions. Here is a wrap of the controversy.
 
One killed, trains torched
 
One person was killed in police firing in Secunderabad, the first casualty of protests against the Agnipath scheme that

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First Published: Jun 17 2022 | 11:39 PM IST

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