September 23, 2023

Bharat Bandh after ‘Agni Path’: Who gave the call for strike in India?

Keep in mind that people recruited in the army under this scheme will be called ‘Agni Veer’.

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Violent protests are going on in India against the ‘Agni Path Scheme’ introduced by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and several organizations are staging a ‘Bharat Bandh’ strike on Monday.

According to Indian channel NDTV, pro-strike groups have demanded that the government withdraw the Agni Path scheme.

Last week, on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government announced the Agni Path scheme, which aims to reduce the budget for salaries and pensions of Indian military services.

Under the scheme, young boys and girls between the ages of 17 and a half to 21 years will be recruited in the army for four years and after the expiration of their term, only 25% of them will have their tenure extended.

After the expiry of the four-year term, the firefighters will be paid Rs.

According to Indian media, more than 500 trains across the country have been canceled due to the expected unrest as several trains were also set on fire during violent protests in the last five days.
Twitter users on Monday witnessed severe traffic jams on and around the Indian capital, New Delhi, due to the strike.

Security has been beefed up in several Indian states, including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Haryana, Kerala, Rajasthan and West Bengal. Police in Punjab have been instructed to keep a close eye on those who are allegedly spreading provocations on social media.

Social media users are also sharing videos of trains which have been canceled due to the seriousness of the situation.

Keep in mind that people recruited in the army under this scheme will be called ‘Agni Veer’.

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