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.
As per DG shipping order for Agniveers, after 4 years of training, they can directly get into Merchant Navy: Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, Chief of Personnel (COP), Indian Navy pic.twitter.com/yPKNyeVeia— ANI (@ANI) June 21, 2022
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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)
The combat capabilities and readiness of the Indian Air Force are non-negotiable. The Indian Air Force and GoI will do everything that is required to keep us combat-worthy and combat-ready: Air Marshal Suraj Kumar Jha, Air Officer-in-Charge Personnel (AOP), Indian Air Force pic.twitter.com/dI1I7av7ST— ANI (@ANI) June 21, 2022
No other country in the world has the demographic dividend as that of India. 50% of our youth is under the age group of 25 years. Army should make the most of it. We have to be reflective of this demographic dividend: Lt Gen Anil Puri, Addt'l Secy, Dept of Military Affairs pic.twitter.com/YnfZSiPEHB— ANI (@ANI) June 21, 2022
Agniveers are being inducted gradually starting with 2% in the first year. The numbers will go nearly 6,000 in the fifth year & will be around 9,000-10,000 in the 10th year…Every enrollment in Indian Air Force will now take place through 'Agniveer Vayu' only: Air Marshal SK Jha pic.twitter.com/kNv2m8QP8R— ANI (@ANI) June 21, 2022
There is no change in the recruitment process. The regimental process will be unchanged… We will take an undertaking & aspirants have to submit pledge that they were not involved in any arson/vandalism: Lt Gen Anil Puri, Addt'l Secy, Dept of Military Affairs, on #AgnipathScheme pic.twitter.com/BLlpn5uZfu— ANI (@ANI) June 21, 2022
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.
Delhi | Entire country is protesting against #AgnipathScheme, youth is angry. Scheme should be rolled back, it's not in country's welfare…BJP is saying they'll keep them(youth retired after 4 yrs) as peons in offices. They want to end reservation: Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel pic.twitter.com/OUKsxlGHMl— ANI (@ANI) June 21, 2022
#WATCH | Speaking on protests against #AgnipathScheme, NSA Ajit Doval says, "I think that the protests, raising your voice is justified and is permitted in a democracy. But this vandalism, this violence is not permitted and will not be tolerated at all." pic.twitter.com/y0AP6NQwlj— ANI (@ANI) June 21, 2022
It's totally invalid. I can tell that if there's any guarantee in the society to keep peace & stability it'll be the civilian population that has to become law-abiding: NSA on the question of some expressing fear of Agniveers released from Services becoming mercenaries for hire pic.twitter.com/PeL4f0c1Ha— ANI (@ANI) June 21, 2022
FIRs lodged, accused identified, after due probe we can say who were the forces behind it. An investigation must be done and thoroughly so: NSA Ajit Doval on being asked about alleged involvement of some coaching centers in violence over Agnipath scheme pic.twitter.com/nsIZPstNfl— ANI (@ANI) June 21, 2022
As far as regiments are concerned, two things need to be understood. Nobody is tinkering with the concept of regiments…They (regiments) will continue…The regimental system has not ended..: National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval to ANI#AgnipathScheme pic.twitter.com/pqOnnj0m5q— ANI (@ANI) June 21, 2022
Agniveers will never constitute the whole army. Those Agniveers who become regulars eventually will undergo intensive training, acquire experience over a period of time: NSA Ajit Doval on the training of Agniveers under Agnipath scheme pic.twitter.com/dt83Qwjb4Q— ANI (@ANI) June 21, 2022
The whole war is undergoing a great change. We are going toward contactless wars, & also going towards the war against the invisible enemy. Technology is taking over at a rapid pace. If we have to prepare for tomorrow, then we have to change: NSA Ajit Doval to ANI pic.twitter.com/ngzS5LNg8r— ANI (@ANI) June 21, 2022
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)
Registration for #AgnipathRecruitmentScheme starts from 24th June 2022 and ends on 5th July 2022. Online examination starts from 24th July 2022. For details, visit https://t.co/m1PWhr2qbR: Indian Air Force pic.twitter.com/xAfY0V3Cnw— ANI (@ANI) June 21, 2022
मैं घोषणा करता हूँ कि 'अग्निपथ योजना' के तहत 4 वर्ष देश की सेवा करने के बाद वापिस आने वाले अग्निवीरों को गारंटी के साथ हरियाणा सरकार में नौकरी दी जाएगी।— Manohar Lal (@mlkhattar) June 21, 2022
India Inc whole-heartedly welcomes and supports the transformative #AgnipathScheme. #Agniveers with their specialised skills and discipline will be an asset to our armed forces and will also be market-ready for the civil society, industry and job markets. #IndiaWithAgniveer pic.twitter.com/0WUQw7EkJ5— Dharmendra Pradhan (@dpradhanbjp) June 21, 2022
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.