Agnipath Protests: Bharat Bandh Today; Congress To Meet Prez Over New Scheme

COVID 19 Updates Agnipath Protests: Bharat Bandh Today; Congress To Meet Prez Over New Scheme

As protests against the Indian government’s new Agnipath scheme enter their sixth day, a Congress delegation is set to meet President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday, 20 June, to raise issues with the new military recruitment scheme.

Meanwhile, amid the violent protests that resulted in the cancellation of 369 trains on Saturday, and the arson of at least a dozen trains, as many as 35 WhatsApp groups were banned by the Centre on Sunday for allegedly spreading fake news.

Additional secretary in the defence ministry’s department of military affairs Lt-General Anil Puri on Sunday warned that those taking part in the protests against the scheme will not be inducted in the army.

The Ministry of Home Affairs also informed that at least ten people have been arrested on charges of rumour-mongering and organising protests.

Crime Today News | INDIA


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