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Dalits protest against SC order: 6 killed in the protest so far

Five persons have been killed in Madhya Pradesh and one in Rajasthan during the Bharat Bandh called by Dalit groups to protest the alleged dilution of SC/ST prevention of Atrocities

Five persons have been killed in Madhya Pradesh and one in Rajasthan during the Bharat Bandh called by Dalit groups to protest the alleged dilution of SC/ST prevention of Atrocities Act.

In fact the Punjab government has ordered the suspension of bus services and mobile internet services to control the situation. Dalit organisations across the country called a ‘Bharat bandh’ on Monday to protest a recent Supreme Court ruling “diluting” the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.

The protests left 5 people dead in Madhya Pradesh’s Morena, Bhind and Gwalior. A total of 6 people killed in the protests so far, hundreds have been detained across the country to control the situation. Reports suggested that anti-social elements turned the protest violent in several states.

First Published: 2nd April, 2018 15:38 IST

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