Trains Halted After Train Station Vandalism in India

India’s railway networks canceled over 600 train services on Tuesday amid the protests against the Agnipath scheme.

Reports said at least 595 were canceled during the day, including 208 mail express and 379 passenger trains.

Indian authorities have strengthened securities in railway stations, deploying over 5,000 personnel across the eastern state.

Indian state Jharkhand called schools to remain closed on Tuesday.

Protesters opposing India’s new military recruitment have attacked public transportation, looting and vandalizing railway stations. Members of the Indian Youth Congress climbed on trains and blocked tracks at Delhi’s Shivaji Bridge on Monday.

Protesters have set several trains on fire, including trains in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Telangana.

The Indian Youth Congress demanded the government retract the Agnipath scheme, which would recruit the youth to military service for four years.

Protests involving young people started after India’s defense ministry announced the Agnipath scheme last week.

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