Army aspirants protest against Agnipath scheme in multiple states; Three trains set ablaze in Bihar

Protests against Agnipath, the Centre's new recruitment scheme for the armed forces erupted across multiple states on Thursday. The stir has turned violent in multiple places. In Bihar, army aspirants set ablaze a train and blocked railway tracks leading to the cancellation of at least 22 trains. Here's a look at the situation in places where the protests are taking place: Bihar Demonstrators torched three trains in the state. A protester told ANI , "We prepared for long & now they've brought Tour of Duty (Agnipath) as a four-year job. (We) don't want that but the old recruitment process." #WATCH | Bihar: Armed forces aspirants protest at Bhabua Road railway station, block tracks & set a train ablaze over #AgnipathRecruitmentScheme They say, "We prepared for long&now they've brought ToD (Tour of Duty) as a 4-yr job.Don't want that but the old recruitment process" — ANI (@ANI) June 16, 2022 Protests have also spread to Jehanabad and Munger. Also read:  How's the josh? Why Centre's new Agnipath recruitment programme for soldiers is considered revolutionary Uttar Pradesh In UP, army aspirants blocked roads and raised slogans demanding the withdrawal of the Agnipath scheme. Haryana Protests have been taking place in Gurugram, Palwal and Rewari. In Palwal, police personnel deployed at the DC residence resorted to aerial firing as protesters began pelting stones. #WATCH | Haryana: Police personnel deployed at DC residence in Palwal resorted to aerial firing to warn protesters who were pelting stones at the residence amid their protest against #Agnipath scheme. They were protesting nearby; some Policemen injured, Police vehicles vandalised — ANI (@ANI) June 16, 2022 Gurugram traffic police issued an advisory, saying, "Due to a local protest, traffic is diverted at Bilaspur Chowk (NH-48). All commuters using this route are requested to take alternative routes." What are protesters demanding? Demonstrators have raised objections to the scheme's short four-year tenure and the lack of pensions for Agniveers. There have raised concerns over career opportunities after an Agniveer's term. The Centre on Tuesday launched the Agnipath scheme. As part of the initiative, 46,000 Agniveers will be recruited for a four-year duration in 2022. Up to 25 percent of the Agvineers will be retained while the rest will let go with a severance package at the end of their service. With inputs from agencies Read all the Latest News , Trending News ,  Cricket News , Bollywood News , India News and Entertainment News here. Follow us on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .

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