New Delhi: India is under bandh today against the Agneepath scheme. Many student organizations have announced a Bharat Bandh in protest against this plan. RPF and GRP are on high alert regarding this. RPF and GRP are taking a lot of vigil after the recent violent incidents.
Many states are on alert regarding the call for ‘Bharat Bandh’ on social media today against the new recruitment ‘Agneepath Scheme’ in the army. Internet services are closed in 20 districts of Bihar. Meanwhile, due to strict checking at the Delhi-Gurugram border, there has been a long jam. Here, in Jharkhand too, schools have been announced to be closed due to Bharat Bandh.
#WATCH | Massive traffic snarl on the Sarhaul border at Delhi-Gurugram expressway as Delhi Police begins checking of vehicles in wake of #BharatBandh against #AgnipathScheme, called by some organisations. pic.twitter.com/QPYtguMKV1
— ANI (@ANI) June 20, 2022
Heavy traffic at Noida-Delhi Link Road at Chilla border
There is a jam on the road connecting Noida to Delhi. There is a 2 kilometer long jam on the Noida Expressway from Mahamaya Bridge to Noida Gate.
Security stepped up outside BJP offices in Punjab
In view of the Bharat Bandh in Punjab, police officers have been asked to keep a strict vigil on social media. Police have been asked to be on alert mode regarding the security of government offices and other public establishments.
Bus operation disrupted at Varanasi bus stand
The effect of the announcement of Bharat Bandh by some organizations in protest against the Agneepath scheme is being seen at the bus stand of Varanasi. The operation of buses has been stopped from here, due to which the passengers are facing problems. Travelers coming from far and wide want to go to their destination, but they have to take shelter of roadways bus stand only. Because the buses are not running.
Tight security arrangements in West Bengal, alert in Howrah
Strong security arrangements were made in Howrah due to the ‘Bharat Bandh’ call against the Agneepath scheme in West Bengal. DCP North Anupam Singh said, ‘Police are stationed everywhere. We are ready to deal with any situation. The youth are urged not to commit any untoward incident. There was violence, arson and sabotage.
The protests have been violent in some parts of the country resulting in the railways cancelling at least 483 trains on Sunday.
The government has stood its ground over the scheme. The three services of the military came out with a broad schedule of enrollment under the new policy yesterday.