SC/ST protests: Amit Shah says Cong, Oppn to blame for Bharat Bandh deaths

In the wake of the Bharat Bandh protests, former Bihar minister and Dalit leader Ramai Ram on Wednesday threatened to raise the demand of 'Harijanistan'

BS Web Team New Delhi

BJP National President Amit Shah addresses the Navashakti Samavesh of three Assembly constituencies in Mysore on Friday. Photo: PTI

BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday blamed the Congress and the Opposition for the loss of 10 lives during Monday's Bharat Bandh protests, which were sparked by the alleged dilution of the SC/ST Act by the Supreme Court. The apex court on Tuesday refused to put in abeyance its judgment banning automatic arrests without prior permissions for offences under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, saying its March 20 order only meant to safeguard innocent people without affecting the rights of the marginalised communities. 

The court, however, said it would consider the arguments against its judgment from all parties involved at the next hearing that will be scheduled sometime after 10 days.

Meanwhile, curfew has been imposed in various areas of Gwalior, Bhind and Morena districts of Madhya Pradesh in the wake of violence witnessed by the state on April 2 during Bharat Bandh.The curfew, thou

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First Published: Apr 04 2018 | 7:04 PM IST

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