India's protests spreading 8 states, smashing the station, burning train ...2022-06-21 00:17:36 15 ℃
(Observer.com) Violent protests caused by the Indian Reform Military Service System continue. As of June 18, local time, the protests have spread to eight states including Bigharn, Rajasthan, North Fangbang, and Punjab.
The Indian Express said that the target of the protesters is mainly railway facilities. They shocked the station, burned the train car, blocked the road, and threw stones at law enforcement officers ... On the 18th, multiple railway stations were burned again, and over 350 trains across the country were canceled. As of the day, 718 people had been arrested by the police.
Under the fierce opposition, the Indian government made a partial concession. The Indian Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of National Defense promised to provide 10%of the new position quotas for the "Fire Road" veterans. The Ministry of National Defense announced on the 17th that the upper limit of recruitment from 21 to 23, but only this year.
On June 18, the protesters ignited the vehicle in Bighar. Tuzi Indian Media
The new recruitment plan saves a lot of personnel expenses
According to Hindu media such as the Indian Times and India Express, the Indian government announced the latest military recruitment policy on June 14 to name it "Agnipath". According to this latest policy, the Indian army no longer recruit professional soldiers who have been serving for a long time. Instead, they recruited short -term soldiers through the plan for a contract period of 4 years. These soldiers are called "Agniveers" and no longer enjoy the original pension, health, education and other benefits.
After the 4 -year service period expires, only 25%of the best performance can stay in the army for 15 years. The remaining 75%will leave the army after receiving a one -time subsidy of 117,100 rupees (about 10,000 yuan). Essence
India's new recruitment plan will start within 90 days to recruit 46,000 young people aged 17.5 to 21. During service, the soldiers will receive a starting salary of 30,000 rupees (about RMB 2589) per month, and in the fourth year, it can reach 70,000 rupees (about 6031 yuan).
Indian Minister of Defense Singh said on the 14th that he hopes to use this plan to promote the youth of the army. Singh said that the new plan has a change of significance, and it will provide an opportunity to join the army in India young people, and make the average age of the Indian army "as young as India."
For the Indian government, the most important benefit of the new recruitment plan is that it can save a lot of personnel expenses. There were about 1.45 million Indian army, and the defense budget from India from 2022 to 2023 was about 5.25 trillion rupees (about RMB 452.3 billion), of which the pension reached 1.19 trillion rubles (about 102.5 billion yuan) A quarter.
Screenshot of the Social media of the Indian Army's "Fire" recruitment plan
Large -scale protests, Class 369 trains cancel
This recruitment plan caused a lot of dissatisfaction with protesters who joined the army. The protesters pointed out that the plan will restrict the opportunity to work in the defense forces for a long time without pensions and other benefits. They want the government to cancel the plan immediately. Some people who have participated in the army also expressed their dissatisfaction and pointed out that the time to join the army was too short, which was not conducive to military training and running -in.
Peninsula TV stated that the Indian government did not formulate any white paper, and the Parliament or Parliament's National Defense Commission has never argued on the matter and never notified the public before the announcement.
Since June 16, there have been violent protests on the "road of fire" in many places in India, and gradually spread to many areas across the country. A large number of young people stepped on the street to protest and asked to cancel the plan.
Big Batana, India, demonstrators protested the new recruitment system and burned the train. Picture self -surging image
On the third day of the riots, the protesters continued to destroy the railway line and blocked the roads and railway tracks including Western Bangladesh, Harriana, Rajastan, Orrisa and North Pradesh. According to the "India Express" report, the railway department canceled 369 trains on the 18th, including 210 postal posts, special express trains and local passenger trains 159.
The protests have spread to at least 8 states including Bighar, West Bengal, Harriana, Rajastan, Orisa, Northern Punjab, Punjab, and Terren Ghana.
On the 18th local time, at Bigharn, the protesters set fire and burned Taregana Railway Station, burned a police car, attacked a ambulance, and threw stones at law enforcement officers.
The local police said: "About 2000 to 2500 people broke into the railway station and attacked the police." A total of 250 people were arrested by the police for participating in violence, and 4 police officers were injured.
India Bigbartine, the demonstrator impacted the train station. Picture self -surging image
At the Punual Public, the protesters destroyed the Ludhiana Railway Station. In some areas of North Fangbang, fierce protests also broke out, and protesters set fire to law enforcement officers and throw stones.
In Taronala, the protesters conflicted with the police in a railway station in Sye Krutlabad on the 17th, and the police fired a fire. On the 18th, the protesters tried to turn the funeral team to the Walangar Railway Station, and conflict with the police again.
The Synthabad Railway Station was smashed on the scene (the Indian Stan Times Map)
In the past two days, as many as 269 protesters were arrested, 168 of them were charged with destruction. From the 16th to 18th, the total number of arrests reached 718. Under the large -scale violence of the past few days, the Indian government announced the suspension of Internet services in 12 regions. Under the fierce opposition, the Indian government also made a partial concession. The Indian Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of National Defense promised to provide 10%of the new position quotas for retired personnel for the "road of fire". The Ministry of National Defense announced on the 17th that the upper limit of recruitment from 21 to 23, but only this year.
"Forced young people to embark on the road of unemployment '" road of fire ""
Peninsula TV states that subverting the existing military structure through short -term contract recruitment soldiers may save millions of dollars for the Modi government, but it has destructive consequences to the Indian army and even Indian society.
This plan can create employment opportunities in the short term to absorb a large number of unemployed Indians, but to pay a huge price, most veterans have doubted the professional ability of short -term contract soldiers who only trained for six months. A soldier's running -in and his growth in the army takes a certain time, and the four years may be too short to obtain this experience.
In addition, after the four -year service period, young people who have received organized violent training have poured into the society. Once the weak economy cannot absorb them in a peaceful way, the consequences will be catastrophic.
In a letter from the Indian Northern State People's Party member Valen Gandhi, in a letter to Indian Defense Minister Singh, he pointed out that 75%of the persons recruited by the new recruitment plan will be unemployed after 4 years of service. "This number increases every year."
"We pay attention to the domestic situation. Millions of young people are painful. We should share the pain of young people and their families and stand with them." Calculating.
"The Prime Minister has repeatedly given false employment hope, forcing young people to embark on the unemployment 'road of fire." Gandhi continued to push attack on the 19th.
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