The job seekers who are opposing the Agnipath scheme have given a call for Bharat Bandh.
By Rakesh Raman
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) or CPI (M) has claimed that the party’s student leaders who were protesting against the government’s Agnipath recruitment scheme were arrested and beaten up by the Delhi Police.
In a tweeted video message on June 19, top CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury condemned Delhi Police brutality against peaceful protests. He also demanded the release of all detained students and withdrawal of the “anti-national Agnipath scheme.”
Condemn Delhi Police brutality against peaceful protests.
Scrap Anti-National Agnipath scheme.
Release all detained students & youth. pic.twitter.com/wudoj76gYA
— Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) June 19, 2022
The complaint of CPI (M) against the Delhi Police brutality comes close on the heels of a similar accusation by the Congress party. A group of Congress Rajya Sabha MPs (Members of Parliament) complained to the Vice President of India about the brutal and unjustified behaviour of Delhi Police with Congress MPs.
In their letter on June 16, the MPs claimed that Delhi Police personnel forcibly entered the Congress office in Delhi and manhandled the lawmakers and baton charged MPs, journalists, and Congress workers. However, Delhi Police refuted the Congress complaint.
CPI(M) strongly condemns the arrest of MP and DYFI president Com Rahim who along with Mayukh Biswas SFI General Secretary were leading a demonstration of students and youth at Jantar Mantar to demand scrapping of ‘Agnipath Scheme’. CPI(M) demands release of all comrades. pic.twitter.com/G7dhWdbIJU
— CPI (M) (@cpimspeak) June 19, 2022
Meanwhile, the job seekers who are opposing the Agnipath scheme have given a call for Bharat Bandh (all-India protest) today, June 20.
As the civil unrest is spreading across the country, Congress also has started a regular dharna in New Delhi against the cruel Agnipath scheme being imposed on job seekers by the government of prime minister (PM) Narendra Modi.
A few Congress leaders assembled on June 19 at Jantar Mantar protest site to criticize the Agnipath scheme, which has led to violent protests in the country.
By Rakesh Raman, who is a national award-winning journalist and social activist. He is the founder of a humanitarian organization RMN Foundation which is working in diverse areas to help the disadvantaged and distressed people in the society.
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