1 dead in Bharat bandh in MP, curfew imposed
April 02, 2018  12:40
Bharat bandh: Curfew imposed in parts of Gwalior & Section 144 (prohibits assembly of more than 4 people in the area) imposed in Sagar. In Madhya Pradesh, one dead in Morena;, curfew imposed in the area.

Various Dalit organisations have called for a nationwide shutdown to protest against the Supreme Court's ruling on amendments under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989.

The National Democratic Alliance government has filed a petition seeking a review of the apex court's order diluting the provisions of the act that protects marginalised communities against discrimination and atrocities.

The apex court on March 20 had introduced the provision of anticipatory bail in the act while directing that there would be no automatic arrest on any complaint filed under the law.

Image: Curfew has been imposed in Morena after violence erupted over a bandh called to protest the amendments on the SC/ST Protection Act.
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