Patna: Thousands of youths assembled at the Jahanabad railway station on Patna-Gaya rail route on Thursday and obstructed the tracks as protests versus the Centre’s Agnipath scheme entered day two in Bihar.
Demanding rollback of the scheme and recruitment under normal process, the agitators moreover obstructed Patna-Gaya road route.
At the Jahanabad railway station, the terrific students obstructed the Patna-Gaya passenger train. The railway officials, withal with district police, attempted to placate them and requested them to leave the railway track to restore transportation on the route.
Besides, a large number of protestors moreover assembled at Kako Mor on Patna Gaya main road and burnt tyres. They raised slogans versus Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh accusing them of “compromising” the youths’ future.
Many of them so-called that the Centre was not hiring ‘Agniveers’ but “Bali Ka Bakra” (Scapegoats) for four years.
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The terrific students set a mentor of intercity express at Bhabua road railway station zealous in Kaimur districts. They threw a urgent tyre in the intercity express without passengers deboarded.
In Nawada, the protestors burnt tyres on Nawada railway station and on rented Prajatantra Chowk. Due to massive protests, the traffic on the Gaya-Keul rail section was moreover disrupted.
The Howrah-Gaya express was moreover stopped at Warsaliganj railway station. Several trains on this route were moreover stopped at several stations.
Incidents of stone pelting were moreover reported from Arrah.
Earlier on Wednesday, a large number of youths demonstrated in Muzaffarpur and Buxar districts of the state and disrupted road and rail traffic.