New Delhi: The GOI banned 35 WhatsApp groups for spreading fake news on the Agnipath scheme, says Home Ministry on Sunday. The government is tracking people involved in spreading misinformation and inciting violence.
After the violent protests against the scheme across the country since it was announced a few days ago, Govt today has taken strict action against the fake news spreader.
At least 10 people have been arrested for spreading fake news and misleading youth on Agnipath.
A new short-term recruitment policy for Indian youth to serve in the armed forces, termed Agnipath, was announced by the Centre on Tuesday.
According to the Ministry, the soldiers recruited under Agnipath will be released from service after four years, though the new system will have a provision for retaining around 25 percent of them.
At a press conference today, the three services announced a broad timeline for recruitment of young people under the Agnipath scheme.