- Nationwide protests continue for the third day against the central Agnipath scheme
- The protesters mainly consist of young people voicing dissent against the government’s four-year scheme.
- There is a complete ban on the gathering of four people together.
Gurugram: The agitation in Bihar against the Agnipath scheme intensified on Friday, with mobs setting on fire at least twenty train coaches. Agitators disrupted rail and road traffic and set the Bhagalpur-New Delhi Vikramshila Express and Jammu Tawi-Guwahati Express trains on fire.
Several organisations have given a 72-hour ultimatum to the Narendra Modi government to withdraw the decision. In Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia district, a mob set an empty train on fire. They were protesting against the Agniveer scheme. Meanwhile, the Haryana government has suspended mobile internet and SMS services for 24 hours in the Ballabhgarh area of Faridabad.
Meanwhile, amid the violence, nearly 200 train services have been affected across the country. 35 trains had to be cancelled. Meanwhile, Section 144 has been imposed in Gurgaon. One person was killed in police firing in Secunderabad as protestors tried to storm the railway station.