Maidan redevelopment exercise.
The Indian Air Force on Sunday released the details of the Agnipath recruitment scheme whose process will start on June 2 to recruit young people into the army for a period of four years. The Ministry of Defense has already announced a 10% reserve for Agniveers as they will have the same quota in CAPF and the Assam Rifles under the Union Home Ministry. The announcements were made following an outcry against the program across the country.
A police vehicle was torched and two Uttar Pradesh Roadways buses were vandalized in Jaunpur as unrest against the Centre’s Agnipath program spread across the state. Meanwhile, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers protested in Meerut over this. No less than 340 people have been arrested so far, including those who have been taken into preventive custody.
In Kannauj, youths staged a protest at Saurikh on the Agra-Lucknow highway to demand the withdrawal of the project. This number included 145 people arrested as a preventive measure under article 151 of the CrPC.
Police in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, have so far arrested around 80 people in connection with the violent protests in the district against the Centre’s Agnipath programme, officials said on Saturday. Of those detained since Friday’s protests, 35 people, including nine operators of coaching institutes, have been arrested for their role in the violence, Aligarh Police Chief Superintendent (SSP) Kalanidhi Naithani said.
In Bihar, violence and arson marked the fourth consecutive day of protests against Agnipath on Saturday when a statewide group was also called in by army aspirants to pressure the demand cancellation of the new recruitment system in the armed forces. Police acted decisively, arresting a total of 250 people across the state during the day and harboring 25 FIRs, according to a statement released by the force here.
The statement also puts the total number of arrests since Thursday at 718 and said more people are believed to be gathered after being identified during a thorough review of CCTV footage and videography taken at various locations.
The Center, meanwhile, announced several incentives, including a reservation of 10% of vacancies in the Ministry of Defense and paramilitary forces for Agnipath retirees as it tried to defuse violent protests that have raged. against the new military recruitment program in many states and opposition parties have intervened. push for a rollback.
Strongly defending the scheme, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said it was presented after wide consultations and suggested a “misunderstanding” was spreading for political reasons, while Union Minister Anurag Thakur called on young people to avoid violence and come forward for talks, saying the government is ready to consider their grievances with an open mind and make changes, if necessary.
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