Chandigarh, June 18 (Agency)Protests against the Agneepath scheme continued in Haryana, where some youths overturned a vehicle outside Mahendragarh railway station on Saturday. At the same time, a group of over 50 protesters barged into the Ludhiana railway station in the neighboring state of Punjab and damaged property. A group of youths torched a pick-up van (freight vehicle) and vandalized it, a Mahendergarh police official said. For the last few days, there is a strong demonstration in Mahendragarh against the new scheme of recruitment in the army. A railway engineer living in a residential building adjacent to the railway station said some protesters entered his premises and damaged the office, and a generator set. In Punjab, a group of over 50 youths, covering their faces with cloth, entered the Ludhiana railway premises, police said. Some of them had sticks in their hands and broke glass windows and ticket counters.
Youth took out a march in Jalandhar and later demonstrated. They marched from Ram Mandi Chowk to PAP Chowk and blocked the national highway. He demanded the Center to withdraw the Agneepath scheme. Earlier on Friday, youths aspiring for a job in the army had demonstrated in Hoshiarpur against the Centre’s Agneepath scheme. Meanwhile, protests are going on in many parts of Haryana against the Agneepath scheme. The youth demonstrated in Sonipat and blocked the Rohtak-Panipat highway. He took out a march in Kaithal while also performed in Faridabad and Jind. It is noteworthy that a large number of youth are recruited in the defense forces from districts like Rewari, Charkhi Dadri, Gurugram and Palwal of Haryana.