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Bharat Bandh: Curfew imposed in Rajasthan's Hindaun

ANI  |  Hindaun, (Rajasthan) [India] 

Curfew will remain imposed in Rajasthan's Hindaun city on Wednesday in wake of the violence in the state on April 3 during Bharat against the alleged dilution of Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) (Prevention of Atrocities) Act by the

Reportedly, the situation is under control but continue to remain suspended.

On April 3 (Tuesday) situation in Hindaun heated up as houses of local MLA Rajkumari and former MLA Bharosi Lal Jatav were burnt down by protesters in favour of the Bharat

A bus carrying women were allegedly molested by the protesters.

Local police battalions including Border Security Force, Armed Constabulary, have been employed in the city to maintain law and order.

Even as the Centre filed a review petition in the top court, outrage over the review in the Act made by the has engulfed numerous parts of the country, as various states, including Punjab, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan, are witnessing border-line riots, with protesters taking to destruction of private and public property to send their message of disapproval to legislature and judiciary.

The 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.

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First Published: Wed, April 04 2018. 12:56 IST