Live Updates: Seven People Died in MP & in Rajasthan during Bharat Bandh: Some of you may know that various Dalit organizations in India called “Bharat Bandh” today to express their concern over the alleged “dilution” of SCs/STs (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Overall, all the north-states are trying to hold down the concern and even Punjab government has ordered the suspension of bus services and mobile internet services. You can say that it really affects some places badly and that’s the worst part of this protest.
Live: Death toll touches 9 as Dalit protests get violent.
Even the reports are coming that the Delhi’s CM said, “The “fundamental intent” of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act should be preserved. Even though, his party is supporting the protest of Dalit groups. Also, now sources are confirming that five people have been killed in Madhya Pradesh and three of them are from Gwalior. This Bharat Bandh thing is affecting Trains, Buses, Traffic, normal routine of people and some students who had exams today got also affected by it.
Also, an update is coming that the mob tried to surround and thrashes Mahendra Chowdhary, a sub-inspector in Jodhpur. He has been admitted to the ICU for treatment. Now, after this news BSP chief, Mayawati said that this is disappointing and strict action should be taken against those who spread violence during the protests. Also, she added that “I support the protest against the SC/ST Act. I have got to know that some people spread violence during the protests, I strongly condemn it. Our party is not behind the violence during the protests.”
Even in some areas like Haryana’s Yamunanagar Police lathi-charged protesters. Also, the Internet services banned indefinitely in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer, Jalore, Sirohi, Pali and Jodhpur rural areas. Even, Seven tear gas shells lobbed so far in Gujarat’s Sarangpur after mobs resort to stone pelting on police. Also, the reports are coming that a youth named Pawan Kumar died in police firing at Rajasthan’s Alwar.