The Congress is currently holding a “Satyagrah” protest against the Union government’s Agnipath recruitment scheme at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi today. Senior Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi, Sachin Pilot, and K Venugopal were seen protesting at the site.
Ahead of the protest, tight security arrangments have been made with police and Rapid Action Force personnel deployed at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.
Protests against the government’s Agnipath scheme have been witnessed across the country, with armed forces aspirants demanding the roll-back of the short-term recruitment plan. The violence has spread to various parts of the country where protesters have taken to setting trains on fire and also resorted to stone-pelting. The states that have witnessed violent protests include Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Telangana, Haryana, Uttarakhand, and Karnataka.