India: Mobs Burn Ruling Party Offices to Protest Military Recruitment Plan

India: Mobs Burn Ruling Party Offices to Protest Military Recruitment Plan


Mobs of angry young men set fire to two offices of India’s ruling party, the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in eastern India’s Bihar state this week as part of nationwide protests against New Delhi’s recent decision to alter the guidelines of traditional military recruitment in the country, India Today reported on Friday.

“The situation in Bihar continues to be tense as violent protests over the Agnipath defence recruitment scheme continue on Day 2 [of protests] and now the second BJP office has been set afire in Madhepura. On Thursday [June 16], a BJP office was set ablaze in Nawada,” the news magazine reported on June 17.

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