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GoI’s Agnipath scheme: Protests continue in Bihar, traffic disrupted

Bihar protestors sit on railway track as they protest against GoI's Agnipath scheme.

Bihar : Protests against the Government of India’s ‘Agnipath’ scheme for hiring forces personnel on a short-term contractual basis continued across Bihar for the second consecutive day on Thursday as aspirants preparing for jobs in Indian defence forces disrupted railway and road traffic in Jehanabad, Buxar and Nawada districts.

Protestors blocked the movement of trains on Patna-Gaya and Patna-Buxar routes by lying down on the railway tracks in Jehanabad and Buxar districts. However, Bihar Police along with their railway counterparts immediately removed the protestors from the tracks, IANS reported.

Hundreds of agitators blocked National Highway 83 in Jehanabad and burned tyres demanding the scrapping of the scheme. Angry protestors took out processions in the three districts and other parts of the state.

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