Bharat Bandh: Seven Dead, 100 Injured as Dalit Protests Spiral out of Control
At least seven persons were killed and over 100 injured as protests by Dalit outfits against the alleged dilution of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act descended into chaos in various parts of the country including in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, even as the Centre moved the Supreme Court seeking review of its recent judgment in the matter.
In view of the prevailing situation, the Centre has called upon the state governments to take preventive steps and ensure the safety of lives of people and property.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) according to reports said it was closely monitoring the situation and was in constant touch with the affected states after violent protests erupted during the nationwide bandh. “The ministry has asked the states to take all preventive measures and maintain public order and ensure the safety of lives of people and property,” the MHA spokesperson said.