On 17 June 2022, violent demonstrations against the recently announced “Agnipath” military recruitment scheme, which would lower the average age of military personnel and reduce pension expenditures, continued for a second consecutive day and spread across multiple locations in India. In Secunderabad — located adjacent to Hyderabad, the state capital of Telangana — nearly 500 demonstrators gathered at the city’s railway station and set fire to vacant carriages of a passenger train. Police officers used batons and fired live ammunition to disperse the demonstrators, who threw rocks and other projectiles at the officers. At least one protester was reportedly killed in Secunderabad and 15 others were injured. Rail services in the Secunderabad area have been suspended due to the clashes. Meanwhile, police officers in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, fired tear gas at protesters who had blockaded railroad tracks and were throwing stones at the officers. Similar violent clashes have been reported in other states, including Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.