Bharat bandh live: Protests turn violent at various places

By 2nd April 2018 0 Comments

Several Dalit organisations have called for a ‘bandh’ on Monday expressing concerns over the alleged “dilution” of SCs/STs (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989.

In addition, the Union Government filed a review petition before the Supreme Court, challenging its order banning automatic arrest and registration of cases for alleged harassment of SCs and STs.Hundreds of protesters carrying swords, sticks, baseball bats and flags forced shopkeepers and other establishments in Jalandhar, Amritsar and Bathinda to shut down. Similar protests have been reported from Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand.

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