The protest against the reservation on social media has started showing its colors.. Protesters stopped the trains in Bihar’s Arrah. Earlier on 2 April, the Dalits had called for Bharat Bandh against the Supreme Court’s decision. Meanwhile, 17 people were killed in violence in 10 states, including Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh. The highest number of 7 people died in Madhya Pradesh. The Home Ministry has issued an alert to ensure that adequate security measures are put in place to prevent any violence during Bandh.
The Bandh is announced by people who are opposing to caste-based reservations in jobs and education. The main purpose is their opposition to reservation system in India. The Central government has issued an advisory to all states to take necessary precautionary measures to check any untoward incidents.
If violence takes place, the District Magistrate, the Superintendent of Police will be responsible
the Home Ministry issued the Advisory on Monday as a precaution and said that patrolling should be increased, if needed, but law should be maintained and any kind of violence or loss of life in any area should not take place. Advisory also states that the District Magistrate and the Superintendent of Police will be personally responsible for any kind of violence in their area.
Tight security system in Rajasthan, internet services suspended
Section 144 imposed in Bharatpur till April 15 after protests over SC/ST protection act. Internet services will be suspended at 9am, today. #Rajasthan
— ANI (@ANI) April 10, 2018
Security arrangements have been made in Rajasthan. NRK Reddy, additional director general (ADG), Law and order, said that internet services have been discontinued in Jaipur for the next 24 hours from Tuesday night. He said that no rally will be held on Tuesday nor people will be able to unite together.
Clear instructions have been given to the Police Inspectors General, District Collectors, and Police Commissioners of the range to deal with such elements immediately.
Curfew announced in Bhind, Muraina and Gwalior
Strict security arrangements have been made in Rajasthan, MP and all parts of western Uttar Pradesh since Monday afternoon. In view of the violence committed during the April 2 shutdown of April 2, the administration has given special vigilance to the administration in Madhya Pradesh. In particular, the administration has imposed curfew and section 144 in Bhind, Morena and Gwalior districts. According to information received from the police headquarters, 13 districts of the state have been identified as sensitive, but most of the vigilance is being done in Bhind Morena and Gwalior.
In Bhind and Morena, where curfew has been imposed from Monday night, there has been an announcement of Section 144 in the day and curfew in the night in Gwalior. All licensed weapons have been deposited in these three districts, as well as additional police forces have been deployed.
Bharat Bandh By Dalits on 2 April
In the protest against the recent Supreme Court judgment on the SC-ST Act, India’s Dalit organizations called a nationwide Bharat Bandh’ on 2 April to pressure the government to take strict action in the matter. The Bandh had a wider effect in the states of North India. In states like UP, Bihar, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan, protesters blocked roads and affected the movement of trains. There were also reports of violence from UP and Rajasthan. Curfew was imposed after violence in Madhya Pradesh’s Morena. The protest led to atleast 10 deaths across India. This time central government is taking strict actions to avoid violence.
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