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The Centre announces more concessions as the ‘Agnipath’ protests spread

The government granted 10% reservation for ‘Agnives’ in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assam Rifles today, as demonstrations against the new military recruitment policy extended to eight states. Agniveers will be granted a three-year age waiver above the authorised upper age restriction for enlistment into the two paramilitary forces, according to Continue Reading
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Protesters from the ‘Agnipath’ set fire to 12 trains and blocked roads

Angry mobs set trains on fire and battled with police in various states over the new military recruitment strategy, Agnipath. At least one person was killed, and numerous others were injured. The initiative has been defended by the government, which has described it as “transformative.” In Secunderabad, Telangana, one person was killed and around 15 […]Continue Reading
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Ex-Army Chief On Agnipath: “People are burning buses that are not fit for the Armed Forces”

General VP Malik, the Army leader who led India to victory in the Kargil War, today expressed support for the Agnipath scheme and stated that the Army is not interested in recruiting hooligans who are responsible for the violence that has occurred during the anti-short-term recruitment plan protests. Throughout the day, violence was reported from […]Continue Reading