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Watch | 'A Joke Played on the Youth': Agnipath Protestors at Jantar Mantar

Aspirants of defence services question the underlying logic of the policy of removing three-fourths of recruits every four years.

Protests continue to rage across states over the Union government’s contentious Agnipath armed forces recruitment policy. Protestors have been taking to streets across the country where they, in some cases, have turned violent, resulting in arson and vandalism.

Aspirants of defence services question the underlying logic of the policy, which as a rule, sends away three-fourths of recruits every four years. They are not convinced by the government’s promise that they would be landing up with civilian jobs and would be given financial assistance when they leave the service after the four-year period. The policy has been criticised on several fronts, including the possible threat it would pose to the strength of India’s defence forces.

Watch this ground report from Jantar Mantar in Delhi to hear the views of those opposed to the recruitment plan.