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“Court must hear govt’s side…”: Centre moves top court after pleas against Agnipath

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: In the development, Fresh pleas against Agnipath scheme. The central government moves Supreme court amid protests across the country on the Agnipath scheme and petitions filed in the Supreme Court. By filing its caveat petition, the government has urged the court not to issue any order without hearing its side in the matter.

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So far, three petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the Centre’s short-term recruitment scheme ‘Agneepath’ in the armed forces. However, none of the pleas is specifically mentioned in the caveat.

Advocate Harsh Ajay Singh on Monday filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the central government to reconsider the “Agneepath” recruitment scheme. Advocates Vishal Tiwari and Manohar Lal Sharma have also filed a petition in the court before him.

Manohar Lal Sharma has alleged in his petition that the government has canceled the years-old selection process for the armed forces, which is contrary to the constitutional provisions and for this the approval of the Parliament has not been taken. In the petition filed, Sharma has requested the court to quash the related notification as illegal and unconstitutional, citing the protests happening across the country.

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