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Violent agitation against Agnipath scheme continues unabated in parts of Rajasthan

A mob of youths interrupted the rail traffic on Jaipur-Agra in Bharatpur and indulged in stone-pelting with the cops trying to disperse them.

Statesman News Service | Jaipur |

Youth’s violent agitation against the Modi government’s Agnipath Scheme continued unabated on the fourth day today covering at least a dozen districts of Rajasthan with the incidents of railway stations and movement interruption, highways jam, city roads blockade, and stone-pelting over cops. 

A mob of youths ransacked the railway platform at Jaipur’s Benar station, and a number of buses were stopped from their destination at Bharatpur. With violent protests in Kota, the Collector has effected the prohibitory orders in Kota city for a month to maintain law and order as a precautionary measure. 

Defense coaching students have blocked the Jaipur-Delhi national highway at Behror in the Alwar district.

Protesters and cops also clashed and indulged in stone-pelting. The vehicles’ movement was affected for a couple of hours. 

A mob of youths interrupted the rail traffic on Jaipur-Agra in Bharatpur and indulged in stone-pelting with the cops trying to disperse them. In a similar incident, a glass rail engine was smashed by protesters in the Chittorgarh district. Protesters also damaged some private and government vehicles in some places. 

The stray incidents of protest by youths were reported from parts of Jaipur, Sikar, Sriganganagar, and Jodhpur district, an official of PHQ, told SNS when contacted. However there was no arson incident, and the situation was under control.

Meanwhile, the PCC decided to take out a ‘flag march’ in protest against the Agnipath scheme tomorrow in the state capital. 

Rashtriya Loktantrik Party led by its President Hanuman Beniwal, LS MP, today announced to launch anti-agnipath agitation from Jodhpur on June 27 and take out rallies in every district thereafter.