Demonstrators surround burning tyres on a street as they protest against “Agnipath scheme” for recruiting personnel for armed forces, in Jehanabad, Bihar, India on Thursday. Photo: ANI/Handout via Reuters
Demonstrators surround burning tyres on a street as they protest against “Agnipath scheme” for recruiting personnel for armed forces, in Jehanabad, Bihar, India on Thursday. Photo: ANI/Handout via Reuters
India

Indian trains set ablaze in protests against military hiring changes

  • Protesters were angry over new short-term military scheme, where a majority of recruits will be compulsorily retired after four years with no pension benefits
  • Police used batons and tear gas to disperse protesters in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan states where they damaged government buildings

Demonstrators surround burning tyres on a street as they protest against “Agnipath scheme” for recruiting personnel for armed forces, in Jehanabad, Bihar, India on Thursday. Photo: ANI/Handout via Reuters
Demonstrators surround burning tyres on a street as they protest against “Agnipath scheme” for recruiting personnel for armed forces, in Jehanabad, Bihar, India on Thursday. Photo: ANI/Handout via Reuters
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