Recently, for recruitment in the army, the central government has announced the Agnipath scheme, which youths across the country are protesting and are vandalizing and arson by taking to the streets. Violent demonstrations have also taken place against the Agneepath scheme in many states of the country including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh.
Amidst protests against this plan across the country, many organizations have now announced a Bharat Bandh on today (June 20). After the announcement of Bharat Bandh, the police in the states have started strengthening their security system.GRP and RPF have also geared up to save the railways from damage. In Haryana, there were violent demonstrations in many districts regarding this movement in the past. In such a situation, to avoid any untoward incident during the Bharat Bandh, the Faridabad Police has beefed up its security system. Noida Police in UP says that Section 144 is already in force in Gautam Buddha Nagar, so any attempt to disturb law and order will be dealt with strictly.
More than 200 people have been arrested in connection with the protest at Yamuna Expressway in Greater Noida on Friday.Faridabad Police Spokesperson Sube Singh issued a statement saying that we have made all kinds of preparations regarding Bharat Bandh. We will ensure that there is no incident of any kind in the city during the bandh. Also, we request the general public not to spread any kind of rumor regarding Agneepath scheme. He said that we have put up blocks at different places in the city and all the ACPs have been given special instructions to maintain law and order during the bandh.