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Bharat Bandh: Protests erupt against SC/ST Act amendments, MP on high alert

Impact of nation-wide shutdown can be witnessed in several parts of the country.

ANI | Updated: 06 Sep 2018, 13:33:43
Protests erupt against SC/ST Protests erupt against SC/ST

Nawada/Bhopal/Varanasi/Gwalior: Impact of nation-wide shutdown can be witnessed in several parts of the country. 

People from Upper caste are protesting against amendments in SC/ST act. Markets have been closed at several places. 

In Bihar’s Arrah district, protesters stopped a train as a sign of protest. 

Meanwhile, high alert has been issued in 35 districts across Madhya Pradesh in view of Bharat Bandh. 

34 companies of security forces and 5000 security personnel have been deployed at various places. 

Section 144 has been imposed in several districts.

Bharat Bandh: Security tightened amid protests in MP

Security has been tightened in Bhopal in view of Bharat Bandh against amendments in SC/ST Act on Thursday. Police informed that, “Forces have been divided judiciously across the districts. It has been peaceful till now. Nobody can force anyone to be a part of the bandh.”


First Published: 06 Sep 2018, 11:37:25

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