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Agnipath protests: Tight security in West Bengal’s Howrah amid call for Bharat bandh today

Security has been beefed up in several areas of West Bengal’s Howrah district in the wake of the Bharat Bandh, which was declared on Monday by organisations in protest of the Agnipath recruitment scheme announced by the Centre last week.

We also urge people not to engage in harmful activities, “Anupam Singh, DCP North, Howrah, told reporters. Security was tightened in different states. Monday amid protests against the center’s new Agnipath program.

After the policy allowed Indians to serve in the regular cadre of the armed forces for a period of four years, on July 14, Odisha, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Jharkhand, and Assam. As unrest grew in some places, protesters ramped up, torching trains and setting vehicles on fire, and damaging public and private property. Congress will hold “peaceful” protests across the country on Monday against Agnipath’s “anti-youth” recruitment program.

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Tweeting on Twitter on Sunday, Congressional Secretary-General for Communications Jairam Ramesh said: “Tomorrow, thousands of Congressional staffers across the country will continue peaceful protests against Agnipath’s anti-youth programme and Agnipath’s revenge policies.” He points his finger at the MP, Rahul Gandhi. Organizations will hold protests against the Agnipath programme today in Jantar Mantar in the capital.

The environment minister of Delhi, Gopal Rai, will join the protest. “A joint movement against the Agnipath programme will be organised at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on June 20 at 11 a.m.” Rai said in a tweet on Friday. A total of 46,000 agencies will be recruited this year, but a senior military official predicts that the number will rise to 1.25 lakh in the near future.

The entry age for all new recruits into the armed forces was set at 17.5 to 21 years. However, after the protests, the central government announced an increase in the upper age limit for hiring agencies from 21 to 23 for the 2022 hiring cycle, as hiring was not possible in the last two years.

Meanwhile, police in several states announced measures and tightened security for the June 20 protest. In the neighbouring areas of Delhi, Faridabad, and Noida, Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) has been imposed, prohibiting the gathering of four or more people. The Uttar Pradesh Police said strict action will be taken against those involved in endangering the peace.

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Security has been tightened at several locations in the Howrah district of West Bengal amidst a Bharat Bandh called Monday by organisations to protest against the Agneepath recruitment programme announced by the centre last week, making them ready to face any kind of situation that might occur.

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We also call on people not to engage in harmful activities, “Howrah’s Anupam Singh, DCP North, told reporters. Security was tightened in several states Monday amid protests against the center’s new Agnipath program. Odisha, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Jharkhand, and Assam are among the 14 states. ‘Burning trains’, setting fire to vehicles and damaging public and private property.

Congress will stage “peaceful” protests across the country on Monday against Agnipath’s “anti-youth” recruitment program. Congress Secretary-General for Communications Jairam Ramesh said on Twitter on Sunday: “Tomorrow, thousands of congressional staffers across the country will continue peaceful protests against Agnipath’s anti-youth programme and his policies of revenge.”

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The Modi government points to its MP, Rahul Gandhi. Different organisations will hold protests against the Agnipath programme today, January 1st, in Jantar Mantar, Capital City. The environment minister of Delhi, Gopal Rai, will also join the protest. “A joint movement against the Agnipath programme will be organised on June 20th at 11 a.m. at Jantar Mantar in Delhi.

A total of 46,000 agnives will be recruited this year, but a senior military official has stated that this figure will rise to 1.25 lakh in the near future. The entry age for all new recruits in the armed forces was set at 17.5 to 21 years.

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However, following the protests, the central government announced an increase in the upper age limit for hiring agnives from 21 to 23 for the 2022 recruitment cycle due to the inability to recruit during the last two years. Meanwhile, police in several states announced measures and tightened security for the June 20 protest.

144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) was imposed in the neighbouring areas of Delhi, Faridabad, and Noida, which prohibits the gathering of four or more people. The Uttar Pradesh Police said strict action will be taken against those involved in endangering the peace.

edited and proofread by nikita sharma 

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