Anti-Agnipath Protests Due To Misunderstanding, Says Union Minister V Muraleedharan

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V Muraleedharan mentioned Authorities is attentive to problems with residents and the age has been raised to 23.

Thiruvananthapuram:

Minister of State for Exterior Affairs V Muraleedharan on Friday mentioned that the Central authorities has purchased Agnipath scheme with the precise intentions whereas including that some individuals are agitating as a result of misunderstanding.

The Union Minister assured that the federal government is thoughtful in the direction of the issues of the youth and can make each effort to deal with them.

“Authorities has introduced the Agnipath Scheme with the precise intentions, perhaps some individuals are agitating as a result of misunderstanding. Authorities is attentive to problems with residents and as we speak the age has been raised to 23. They need to contemplate that the federal government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been at all times thoughtful in the direction of the issues of the youth and can make each effort to deal with it,” he mentioned.

Protests have damaged out in numerous components of the nation in opposition to the brand new recruitment scheme within the Armed Forces. In some locations, the protests turned violent as trains had been set ablaze.

One individual died in Telangana’s Secunderabad on Friday as protests in opposition to the newly introduced navy recruitment coverage, Agnipath, turned violent.

Earlier, protesters torched compartments of a prepare in Bihar’s Samastipur and people in one other prepare at Lakhisarai station.

Notably, Agnipath Scheme was launched by the federal government, on June 14, in an effort to deliver a change within the recruitment strategy of the Armed Forces. With the brand new navy recruitment scheme dealing with a backlash by Opposition, the Centre has determined to deliver a change within the higher age restrict for recruiting Agniveers.

Granting a one-time waiver, the Centre on June 16, 2022, introduced that the Agniveer higher age restrict for recruitments through Agnipath Scheme has been prolonged to 23 years from 21 years.

The scheme is named Agnipath and the youth chosen below this scheme might be often known as Agniveers. Agnipath permits patriotic and motivated youth to serve within the Armed Forces for a interval of 4 years.

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