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‘Agnipath’ controversy: Bharat Bandh today, internet shutdown in 20 districts of Bihar, 350 trains canceled

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
Updated Date

Patna: It has been seen in the breaking development that since the introduction of Agneepath scheme for recruitment in the army by the central government, it is being strongly opposed all over the country. Several trains were torched and several railway properties vandalized in this protest. Railway stations were set on fire and ransacked. Bharat Bandh has been called today against this new recruitment scheme of the army. Tight security arrangements have been made in many states of the country regarding this.

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Many organizations have called for Bharat Bandh today
Many organizations have called a Bharat Bandh on Monday in protest against the Agnipath scheme. On one hand the protests are going on and on the other hand a joint press conference was held by the three armies regarding this plan on Sunday. In which the benefits of Agnipath scheme were told.

On Monday, internet will be banned in 20 districts of Bihar that are Kaimur, Bhojpur, Aurangabad, Rohtas, Buxar, Nawada, West Champaran, Samastipur, Lakhisarai, Begusarai, Vaishali, Saran, Muzaffarpur, Motihari, Darbhanga, Gaya, Madhubani, Jehanabad, Khagaria and Sheikhpura districts. while 350 trains have also been canceled today. On Sunday also 362 trains were canceled, due to which the passengers are facing a lot of trouble.

Police alert in Punjab, security tightened in Haryana
Punjab Police has been instructed to remain alert in view of the possible Bharat Bandh on Monday against the new Agneepath scheme launched for army recruitment. Along with this, instructions have also been given to increase security around all the major military coaching institutes in Punjab. So at the same time, the security arrangements have been tightened in Haryana as well. To maintain the security system, more than 2 thousand policemen have been deployed in Faridabad today.

All schools in Jharkhand to remain closed
All schools in Jharkhand will remain closed on Monday in the wake of the “Bharat Bandh” called by certain organisations, the state education official informed on Sunday. Secretary of Education Department, Rajesh Sharma, said the decision has been taken as a precautionary measure. “In the wake of the Bharat Bandh called by certain organizations, all schools in Jharkhand will remain closed tomorrow, June 20. The decision has been taken as a precautionary measure,” Sharma, said.

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