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Success of Bharat Bandh has left BJP scared of Dalits: BSP chief Mayawati

Mayawati had extended support to the protests against the alleged dilution of the SC/ST Act by SC

ANI  |  Lucknow 

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BSP supremo Mayawati | PTI Photo

(BSP) supremo on Sunday claimed that the success of the recent Bharat Bandh, called by Dalit organisations against the alleged dilution in the and (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, left the (BJP) scared of the

"protest was largely successful. This has left the scared and authorities in the BJP-ruled states have started atrocities towards Many and members of their families are being arrested," BSP Chief said during a presser.

further averred that any self-respecting Dalit person of the country would not spare the selfish Dalit Members of Parliament.

Earlier, had extended support to the protests against the alleged dilution of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act by the Supreme Court.

However, she condemned the violence taking place during the protest and called for a strict action against those indulging in it.

The apex court had, on March 20, 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.

First Published: Sun, April 08 2018. 20:55 IST
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