One dead in protests over India’s short-term military contracts

The death occurred in Secundrabad in southern India where nearly 500 protesters vastly outnumbered police.

Flames rise from a train set on fire by protestors at a Secundrabad railroad station in Hyderabad, India, Friday, June 17, 2022. Hundreds of angry youths gave vent to their ire by burning train coaches, vandalizing railroad property and blocking rail tracks and highways with boulders as a backlash continued for a second straight day Friday against a new short-term government recruitment scheme for the military. Nearly 500 protesters vastly outnumbered policemen as they went on a rampage for more than an hour at Secundrabad railroad station in southern India. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A)

By Omer Farooq and Ashok Sharma, Associated Press

At least one person has been killed as youths in parts of India burned train carriages, blocked highways and attacked police with rocks, in a second day of demonstrations against a new short-term government recruitment policy for the military, police said.