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Bharat Bandh: Dalit protest over SC/ST Act turns violent, nine dead

The bandh call, supported by nearly all opposition parties, was given to protest the Supreme Court order of March 20

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Bharat Bandh

Archis Mohan  |  New Delhi 

The Centre on Monday filed a petition for reviewing the Supreme Court order on the law on preventing atrocities on Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes even as the ‘Bharat bandh’ call by Dalit outfits was marked by widespread protests, including incidents of violence in several parts of northern India, in which at least half dozen people were killed and property damaged.

The bandh call, supported by nearly all opposition parties, was given to protest the Supreme Court order of March 20, which changed certain provisions of the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act ...

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First Published: Tue, April 03 2018. 01:21 IST
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