Agnipath Protests Live Updates: 260 Arrested In UP, Buses Targeted In Bihar

Agnipath protest: Over 300 trains have been affected so far due to the protests against the Agnipath scheme

At least 250 people have been arrested in Uttar Pradesh over the 'Agnipath' protests, which has seen hordes of angry youth, carrying bamboo sticks and stones, storming railway premises across cities and small towns and laying siege to highways.
Meanwhile, protests against 'Agnipath' left Bihar in flames on Friday when rampaging mobs set fire to dozens of railway coaches, engines and stations and torched BJP offices, vehicles and other property, prompting the police to suspend internet services in nearly a third of the state

210 Mail/Express Trains, 159 Passenger Trains Cancelled Due To Protests

The Railways cancelled 369 trains today due to the protests against the Agnipath recruitment scheme, officials said. These include 210 mail/express and 159 local passenger trains.

The Railways has also partially cancelled two mail/express trains, thus the total number of trains affected during the day is 371, the officials said.

Security Increased At Andhra Pradesh's Guntur Station, 200 Taken In Custody

Security has been increased at Guntur Railway station in Andhra Pradesh with police force deployed in large numbers in view of the 'Agnipath' protests across the country.

Guntur Superintendent of Police Arif Hafiz said, "Heavy police have been deployed at the Guntur Railway station. In the wake of the Agneepath Scheme, some youths are protesting in Secunderabad, Bihar and other places across the country. To avoid any incident..., so the DSPs, CI, SI, Constable, and others are deployed to maintain law and order situation in Guntur."

He further urged the protestors to protest peacefully.

(Source : NDTV)
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