Agnipath scheme: Protesters clash with cops in Himachal

Updated on Jun 17, 2022 02:31 AM IST

Demonstrations were held at Gaggal, Kangra, Nagrota, Mandi, Hamirpur and several other places and youngsters carrying the Tricolour raised slogans against the Union government, Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi and the BJP.

Protests erupted across hill-state against the controversial Agnipath scheme for recruitment into the armed forces. (HT Photo)
Protests erupted across hill-state against the controversial Agnipath scheme for recruitment into the armed forces. (HT Photo)
By, Dharamshala

s, who were marching towards Dharamshala with the purported intention to gherao the PM.

Police also detained dozens of protestors including Kangra Youth Congress president Pankaj Panku.

Demanding that the decision be rolled back, protesters said the BJP had come to power by cashing in on the army’s valour but through the recruitment scheme it was jeopardising the future of youngsters eager to serve the nation.

Jai Ram slams Oppn for misleading youth

Slamming the opposition for misleading the youth, chief minister Jai Ram Thakur said, “Some political parties are trying to instigate the youth. I urge the youth not to get misled and keep faith in the policies of the PM Modi-led government.”

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