Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla chaired a gathering of Directors-General of Police and Chief Secretaries of all States on Sunday in view of the violence over the Agnipath scheme and the Bharat bandh name for Monday.
It just isn’t clear which organisation had introduced the country-wide protest to happen on Monday, however the police in a number of areas imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, prohibiting gatherings of greater than 4 folks at a time based mostly on social media posts.
“No particular organisation is known to have called for a Bharat bandh, but as a preventive measure, we are taking all precautions by deploying additional forces,” mentioned the DGP of one of many States on situation of anonymity. A senior official mentioned that based mostly on inputs offered by intelligence companies, 35 WhatsApp teams have been blocked for spreading misinformation and “fake news” about Agnipath. A detailed watch was being saved on different social media platforms additionally, the official mentioned.
In a video convention with senior officers of the State governments, the Home Secretary was apprised of the legislation and order state of affairs and measures taken to deliver the violence underneath management.
Violent protests have been reported from a number of components of the nation for the reason that Agnipath scheme, for short-term recruitment within the armed forces, was introduced by the federal government on June 15.
The intelligence companies have been maintaining a detailed watch on WhatsApp teams run by teaching institutes from the place mass requires protests have been introduced, notably in Bihar. Police officers have been requested to carry neighborhood conferences to clarify the advantages of the scheme.
Nearly 400 east-bound trains have been cancelled up to now two days. Amid protests, the federal government has introduced incentives for Agniveers after they full four-years of service which embrace 10% reservation in Central Armed Police Forces and Defence Ministry jobs. Only as much as 25% of the Agniveers will likely be retained on the completion of four-years.