Agnipath Protests: Home Ministry Gives 10 BJP MLAs 'Y' Security Cover in Bihar

Amid protests, the government has increased the upper-age limit for recruitment under the Agnipath scheme for 2022.

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As protests against the Union Defence Ministry's new Agnipath scheme grip the nation, demonstrations escalated across at least 11 states, including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Telangana, Odisha, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Jharkhand, and Assam on Friday, 17 June.

The Ministry of Home Affairs, on Saturday, 18 June announced 10 percent reservation for Agniveers in the recruitment for the Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles vacancies.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also approved a proposal to reserve 10 percent of the job vacancies for ‘Agniveers’ in the Ministry of Defence, Indian Coast Guard, defence civilian posts, and all the 16 defence public sector undertakings.

  • The state government of Bihar stops internet and telephone mobile services in 12 districts.

  • One person killed amid the violence in Telangana's Secunderabad, while several others reportedly injured.

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh holds meeting with the service chiefs in Delhi.

  • Congress leader Sonia Gandhi appeals to protesters to agitate peacefully.

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approves 10 percent reservation for Agniveers in the Ministry of Defence jobs.

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TN CM Stalin Demands Rollback of Agnipath

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620 People Arrested in Bihar

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7:00 PM , 18 Jun

Bihar Deputy CMs Give 'Y' Security Cover

Ten BJP MLAs in Bihar including two deputy CMs Tarkishore Prasad and Renu Devi have been given ‘Y’ category security cover following attacks over ‘Agnipath’ recruitment scheme.


Published: 18 Jun 2022, 8:42 AM IST
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