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SC/ST Act: Dalit protests rock India

Protests Dalit Bharat Bandh

The court decided that police should initiate arrests only after a preliminary investigation, and that approval is required from a higher authority in order to arrest government officials.

As soon as the House met, AIADMK members started protesting near the Speaker's podium, demanding the setting up of the Cauvery Management Board.

Mayawati Das of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) said that her party was not behind violence and was protesting peacefully but some people spread violence during the protests.

As protests spread across the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, India's law minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, told reporters that the federal government would petition the court seeking a review. But the top court denied an urgent hearing of the matter.

At least two persons were injured in stone-pelting incidents in Jalgaon and protestors stage road blocks in some parts of the district.

Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly, Ajay Singh of the Congress demanded the imposition of Presidents rule in the BJP-governed state in the wake of the large-scale violence.

Police said three deaths each had been reported from Gwalior and Bhind districts and one in Morena district. The worst-affected areas in MP were Morar, Thatipur, Maharajpura and Gola Ka Mandir in Gwalior; Gohad, Mehgaon and Lahar in Bhind; and almost the whole of Morena town in Morena district.

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Shops, offices, educational institutions and business establishments across India remained closed as thousands blocked roads and rail tracks in Bihar, Odisha, Punjab and Rajasthan states. Jaisalmer, Barmer, Jodhpur and Udaipur. The Rashtriya Seva Dal, the Jati Aant Sangharsh Samiti, the Sanvidhan Sanvardhan Samiti, and National Dalit Movement for Justice, among others have also joined the protest. However, the Central Board for Secondary Education has announced that all board exams were successfully conducted across the country despite the unrest.

Hundreds of protesters carrying swords, sticks, baseball bats and flags forced shopkeepers and other establishments in Jalandhar, Amritsar and Bathinda too shut down. He was shot dead while there was a clash between protesters and the police in Morena and was declared dead upon arrival to a hospital as per the news agency reports.

The eight deceased in MP included six Dalits and two upper-castes Hindus, police officials said. India is now only for BJP supports, said Jamim; father of deceased Amaresh while talking to local media. One person was killed in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

Commissioner of Police, Ludhiana was quoted by ANI saying that about 4000 police personnel along with one company of Rapid Action Force will be deployed tomorrow across the state. At some places, government property was targeted.

Uttar Pradesh (UP) is slightly calm now under presence of law enforcing forces including police.

Bishop Paul Toppo of Raigarh, a member of the Indian bishops' commission for indigenous people, said it was "a good sign" that both the Dalit and the indigenous people came together to protest because "unity is a sign of progress".

The Dalit protests came on a day the central government moved the Supreme Court challenging its 20 March ruling that prevents automatic arrests under the provisions of the 1989 law.

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