Agnipath Scheme Protests Latest News, Agnipath Protests Live Updates: The three Army chiefs are expected to call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi separately today to brief him about the implementation of the Agnipath defence recruitment scheme. Meanwhile, a plea has also been filed in the Supreme Court against the Agnipath scheme alleging that the government has contravened constitutional provisions and acted without having parliamentary approval. The plea, filed by advocate M L Sharma, referred to the protests as it sought quashing of the relevant notification. Widespread protests against the scheme continued on Tuesday.
The Bharat Bandh called against the Agnipath defence recruitment scheme partially hit road and rail traffic on Monday, while protests appeared to taper off in many states, with authorities stepping up security and imposing curbs after days of unrest. The Railways cancelled 587 trains on Monday while 10 others were affected,with operations again disrupted by protests.The worst-affected zone was the East Central Railway, which is headquartered at Hajipur, as around 350 trains remain cancelled.
District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma said 36 buses were damaged and a loss of Rs 12.97 lakh was incurred in the protests on June 17. He said 27 people have so far been held in this connection, adding that more people have been identified for their alleged role in the stir. “The authorities will recover from them the loss caused by damage to public property during the protest,” the official said. (PTI)
This scheme is 100% implementable as 'Agnipath' was an outcome of consulting several ministries, defence analysts for many years, says MoD.
The Ministry of Defence said that several ministries were consulted for two years before the implementation of the scheme, after years of study from defence analysts.
Indian Youth Congress workers on Monday stopped the Nanded Express train at the Shivaji Bridge railway station near Connaught Place here to protest against the questioning of party leader Rahul Gandhi by the ED and to push for their demand for a rollback of the Agnipath defence recruitment scheme. (PTI)
More protests were witnessed in parts of Haryana on Monday against the ‘Agnipath' scheme with district administration ordering closure of all private institutes which give coaching to youths for various recruitment exams in Mahendragarh and Jhajjar districts. Armed forces aspirants blocked roads at a few places and demanded that the scheme be rolled back. In Fatehabad, one such group blocked the Lal Batti Chowk, while several others staged a protest on roads in Rohtak district.
On a call given by some Khaps and supported by BKU (Chaduni) farmers' outfit, passage through few toll plazas was made free between 12 pm to 3 pm at some places, including in Ambala and Sonipat districts, as protesters gathered there against the Agnipath scheme. (PTI)
Three pleas have been filed in Supreme Court against the Agnipath recruitment scheme. The third plea has urged the Centre to reconsider the scheme.
Meanwhile, the Centre has filed a caveat in the third plea urging that the court must hear its side before taking any decision.