Two days ago Centre announced the Agnipath scheme through which soldiers would be recruited into the Army on a four-year contract basis.

Now protests erupted in Bihar and Rajasthan as defence job seekers voiced concerns over job security and pension.

Students also resorted to stone-pelting at Ara railway station in Bihar  as fierce protests took place in other areas of the state.

Defence job seekers voiced concern about their next step after the  completion of the four years as only 25 per cent of the soldiers  recruited through the scheme will be retained to serve a full term.

The youth recruited through the Agnipath scheme and not absorbed will be relieved without pension benefits.

They said the recruitment into the Army opened after two years and even after that there is no certainty about their future.

Protests continued in Bihar's Ara railway station for the second day as  agitating students continued to stage demonstrations against the Centre.