Bharat Bandh effect: States heighten security on Agnipath protest

Bharat Bandh effect: States heighten security on Agnipath protest

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Indian states are adopting stricter steps to tighten security as protests intensify in several state capitals amid a call for Bharat Bandh. The ongoing protest is agitation against the latest announced scheme ‘Agnipath’ by government of India.

The Gautam Buddh Nagar police imposed CrPC section 144 is in the district and advised people to not engage in any activity which disrupts law and order. In Uttar Pradesh, police has arrested at least 250 people under what are called preventative arrests. Some demonstrators blamed the police of using excessive force.

After more than 10 states found protests against the government’s new ‘Agnipath’ military recruitment scheme last week, a nationwide shutdown call – for ‘Bharat Bandh’ has been held by some groups. This occurs a day after the service chiefs rejected of rolling back of the plan and revealed the recruitment timelines.

States on high alert:

The Kerala Police said its entire force will be on deployed today to arrest anyone engaging in violence or destruction of public property.

National Capital Region:

The Gautam Buddh Nagar police restated that CrPC section 144 is imposed in the district and directed people to not engage in any activity which disrupts law and order.


In Jharkhand, schools have been closed on Monday (i.e. on 20 June) amid the Bharat bandh call. The ongoing examinations of Classes 9 and 11 have also been postponed.


The Bihar government has also enhanced security at party offices believed to be vulnerable. As of now, internet services is continued to be shut in 20 districts.

West Bengal:

Security personnel are on standby at Howrah Station, Howrah Bridge, Santragachi Junction, Shalimar railway station and other locations in Howrah in view of BharatBandh called by some organizations.


Congress leaders are undertaking Satyagraha at Jantar Mantar to protest against recent scheme. Only 1,000 allowed showing agitation against government’s decision at Jantar Mantar.

Questions & Answer:

Q1. Bharat Bandh has been called recently for which reason?

Ans. against Government’s recently launched scheme ‘Agnipath’

Q2. Which section of CrPC has been imposed in many states to control protest?

Ans. 144 CrPC


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