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Bharat Bandh announced today in protest against 'Agneepath', states increased security, RAF and GRP alerts

New Delhi: Some organisations have declared a Bharat Bandh today in protest against the 'Agneepath' military recruiting plan. With ...

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New Delhi:
Some organisations have declared a Bharat Bandh today in protest against the 'Agneepath' military recruiting plan. With this in mind, state governments have reinforced security measures. The RAF and the GRP have been placed on high alert. The security forces have been told to deal sternly with violent protestors. Under significant sections, he has been asked to take action against the perpetrators of violence. During Bharat Bandh, every activity will be closely scrutinised. This will collect digital evidence against those who commit violence using mobile phones, cameras, and CCTV.

In wake of the Bharat Bandh, the Faridabad Police Department in Haryana State has deployed around 2,000 officers to maintain law and order in the city. 12 police blocks have been set up to keep an eye on anti-social individuals, and videography has been provided. Haryana is one of the states where protests against the Agneepath programme have turned violent. The Kerala Director General of Police (DGP) has stated that the whole force will be on duty to arrest anyone involved in violence or property destruction during the Bharat Bandh on Monday.

District police chiefs in Kerala have been asked to prevent businesses from being forced to close and to provide protection to courts, State Electricity Board (KSEB) and Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) offices, as well as government buildings and institutions. According to Rajesh Sharma, Secretary, Education Department, Government of Jharkhand, all schools in the state will remain closed on Monday amid the announcement of Bharat Bandh by some organizations. Section 144 of the CrPC has been enforced in many of Uttar Pradesh's major cities.

Reiterating that Section 144 is already in effect in the district, Gautam Buddh Nagar police warned that anyone seen engaging in illegal activities would face an FIR. During the movement against the Agneepath project, there was also violence in Uttar Pradesh. Protesters set fire to railway and roadway properties in various regions, including Aligarh, Ballia, Mathura, and Deoria. The Punjab ADGP (Law and Order) has asked the state police to monitor the activity of social media groups where misleading information about the Agneepath scheme is purportedly propagated.

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