Numerous Dalit organizations are today protesting against Supreme Court’s order on SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act banning automatic arrest and registration of cases.
The organizations had pre-planned the protests for 2nd April & called it Bharat Bandh.
Media agencies have reported protests in parts of New Delhi, Punjab, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and other states.
In Bihar & Odhisha, protesters have blocked railway tracks, while in Punjab, internet services have been shut.
CBSE has cancelled the 10th & 12th examinations in Punjab today.
At most of the places, protests have turned violent with time. In MP’s Morena, one person is reported to be killed.
An apparel shop in Jaipur is reported to be vandalized by the protesters
Groups involved in the Bharat Bandh include Peasants and Workers Party, the Prakash Ambedkar-led Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh, the Centre of Indian Trade Unions, the Jati Aant Sangharsh Samiti, the Rashtriya Seva Dal, and National Dalit Movement for Justice, and many others.
The center will file a review petition in Supreme Court.