In protest against Agnipath, India shut down: Internet access has been cut down in 20 districts of Bihar

Kathmandu, June 20

Today, in India strike against the government’s Agnipath program has been called off. Early morning of strike day, police in many states were on high alert Monday morning. The Agnipath project has outraged young people in particular. They’ve been asking the administration to restore the unfair and ineffective strategy.

Young men and women between the ages of 17 and 21 and a half years will be recruited on a four-year short-term contract in all three military services, including water, land, and air, under the government’s recently announced program.

According to the proposal, 75% of young people who join the army will leave after four years.

Over the last two days, there have been violent protests in India over the idea. The
administration has declared that it would not withdraw the plan in the midst of youthful
protests. Protesters claim that the government has deprived millions of young people of their opportunities under the pretext of reducing defense spending. In protest of the government’s proposal, protesters set fire to dozens of vehicles and trains. Physical property worth millions of rupees have also been damaged.

250 trains in Bihar have canceled their schedules. Trains have been attacked by protesters in Bihar. The security at critical party headquarters in Bihar has been tightened up by the state administration. So far, the internet has been turned down in 20 districts. The Kerala Police Department has stated that it would utilize all of its resources to calm the violence today.

Jharkhand schools were closed on Monday, according to the Press Trust of India. Examinations for classes 9 and 11 have also been postponed. Large gatherings at Gautam Buddha Nagar, near Delhi, have been prohibited. Hundreds of protesters from other states have been arrested.

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