In view of the growing opposition to the Agneepath scheme, the Haryana government has stopped internet service in the state for the next 24 hours. The government has also banned SMS service till last evening.
In view of the fierce demonstration of youth in Palwal yesterday, the state government had banned internet services in the city. Stones were also pelted at DC’s house in Palwal on Thursday.
Let us tell you that the protest against the ‘Agneepath’ scheme continued in Haryana for the second day on Friday. Youth aspiring to join the army burnt wheels on the roads and some youths sat on railway tracks in Narwana and blocked the Jind-Bathinda rail route.
In Rohtak, protesting youths burnt wheels, while in Ballabhgarh more than 40 youths were arrested for pelting stones at vehicles on National Highway-19.
Police said the protesters mainly consisted of college students. The youth raised slogans against the ‘Agneepath’ scheme and pelted stones near the grain market and were lathi-charged to disperse the protesters. Police said that a contingent of the Indian Reserve Battalion has been called from Rewari to ensure law and order.
Meanwhile, the police have registered a case against more than a thousand people for the violence that took place in Palwal district on Thursday. He said that three separate FIRs have been registered in connection with the violence. He said that two FIRs have been registered in Palwal sub-division and one in Hodal sub-division.
A police department spokesman said a case has been registered against 80 named youths, while another 950 have not been identified yet. A police official said that all the accused are being verified and identified through video clips and CCTV footage.