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Agnipath: Protests spill into Haryana's towns

Agnipath: Protests spill into Haryanas towns

Gurugram: Protests on 'Agnipath Scheme' spread into Haryana on Thursday, where protestors took to the streets, blocking highways in Gurugram, Rewari and Palwal areas, PTI reported.

In Palwal, demonstrators pelted stones on a police vehicle and damaged it, while in Agra Chowk, National Highway 19 was blocked. Protesters laid a virtual seize on bus stands and roads in Bilaspur and Sidhrawali in Gurugram, while some blocked traffic at Bilaspur Chowk on the Gurugram-Jaipur highway.

"Due to a local protest, traffic is diverted at Bilaspur Chowk (NH-48). All commuters using this route are requested to take alternative routes," Gurugram traffic police said in an advisory.

"Our traffic officials are on the job and ensuring that there is no major congestion. Diversions have been made as and where required," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Ravinder Singh Tomar said.

Heavy police troops were deployed to the protest spots to contain the situation.

In the meantime, protests at Hodal dissolved after two hours of road blocking.

The new 'Agnipath' scheme is to recruit soldiers into the army, the navy, and the air force for a four-year period, followed by compulsory retirement for most without gratuity and pension benefits.

Senior Congress leader, who had also served as a soldier, Captain Ajay Yadav, said in his statement that Agnipath is aimed to demean the spirit of forces and cut down on benefits being given to army jawans. "Army is not a profession but passion and life. Our districts like Rewari send their sons to serve the nation every year, and this demeans their passion. Over four lakh posts are vacant in the army, and this cheap attempt to compensate them with small contract employment is unacceptable," he said.

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