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Bharat bandh halts normal life, violent protests create stir

By Team Pardaphash 
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Bharat bandh has impacted normal life as protest has been carried out by several Dalit organisations expressing concerns over the alleged “dilution” of SCs/STs (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989.

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In addition, the Union Government filed a review petition before the Supreme Court, challenging its order banning automatic arrest and registration of cases for alleged harassment of SCs and STs.

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union law minister said: “I wish to convey that today we’ve filed a petition on the judgement by Supreme Court on the SC/ST act. We have filed a comprehensive review petition which will be presented before the court by the senior lawyers of the government.”

According to the media reports, several people have been injured in Ranchi after a clash between protesters and police. In Meerut, protesters torched Shobhapur police post and vandalised a car and motorcycle.

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