Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Agnipath protest: Centre asks states, UTs to be on alert

In the wake of growing tension over Agnipath, the proposed scheme of the Central government for short-term services in the Indian armed forces, spreading from one state to another, the Centre, on Saturday, sent a note of caution to all states and Union Territories (UTs) regarding tackling the continued agitations on this count.
The letter signed by deputy secretary to Central government, Archana Varma, has been addressed to all chief secretaries, advisors to administrators of all states and UTs, DGPs, police commissioners of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai.
“…In social media a call for Bharat Bandh and protest at Jantar Mantar, Delhi on 20.06. 2022 is under circulation. There is a likelihood that the protest may continue for some time,” the letter read.
In view of the above, Centre has added that “It would be imperative to put in place adequate security arrangements at important installations and facilities, especially Railway stations/lines, National Highways and important government officers to maintain law and order, peace, and tranquility.”


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