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India: 369 trains cancelled due to Agnipath protests
June 19, 2022

In India, 369 trains have been cancelled due to the agitation against the recently announced Agnipath scheme by the Indian government for recruitment of soldiers in the armed forces.

The announcement of the Agnipath scheme—which proposes to recruit soldiers for four years and retire 75 percent of them without pension and other social security benefits after the end of their term—has been met with violent protests by youth in various parts of the country and have blocked roads and railway tracks, and also set train coaches on fire.