Dalit protests in North India brings several cities to a standstill

Apr 04, 2018, 08:14 IST
  • Dalit protests in North India brings several cities to a standstill

    A bike set on fire by a group of protesters in Meerut during 'Bharat Bandh' call given by Dalit organisations against the alleged 'dilution' of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes Act, in Meerut on Monday. pic/PTI

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    Police detain a member of the Tamil ethnic group during a protest against the union government over a delay in the implementation of a water management board in Chennai on April 2, 2018. India suffers severe water shortages that cause frequent tensions between states. The Cauvery river, whose waters flow through Karnataka and neighbouring Tamil Nadu state before emptying into the Bay of Bengal, has been bitterly disputed for more than a century. Two years ago, an order to release extra water from the river to ease a shortage threatening crops in Tamil Nadu sparked deadly protests in Bangalore that forced hundreds of companies to close. In February 2018 the Supreme Court stepped in, altering the river-sharing arrangement in Karnataka's favour citing Bangalore's dire need. Pic/AFP

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    Members of the Indian Dalit community stage a protest, with portraits of 20th-century social reformer B. R. Ambedkar, during a countrywide strike against a Supreme Court order that allegedly diluted the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, in Allahabad on April 2, 2018. Pic/AFP

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    Street battles and widespread protests by Indian 'low-caste' groups enraged by what they consider the undermining of a law protecting their safety left at least one dead, police said. Clashes with police, attacks on buses and government buildings, blocked trains and roads were reported across five Indian states. Pic/PTI

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    A state roadways bus set on fire in Azamgarh by a group of protesters during 'Bharat Bandh' call given by Dalit organisations. Pic/PTI

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    Smoke billows out of a burning bus in Alwar during 'Bharat Bandh' call by Dalit organisations against the alleged dilution of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Act, in Alwar on Monday. Pic/PTI

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    Protesters block Delhi-Gurugram Expressway near Rajiv Chowk during 'Bharat Bandh' call by Dalit organisations against the alleged dilution of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Act, in Gurugram. Pic/PTI

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    Police personnel takes away an activist during 'Bharat Bandh' in Varanasi call by Dalit organisations against the alleged 'dilution' of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes act, in Moradabad on Monday

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    An injured policeman deployed in Ghaziabad during 'Bharat Bandh' call given by Dalit organisations against the alleged dilution of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes act, in Ghaziabad on Monday. Pic/PTI

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    A lawyerin Meerut retaliates by hurling a stone at protestors as police personnel look on, outside District Bar Association office during 'Bharat Bandh' call. Pic/ PTI

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Attacks on buses and government buildings, blocked trains and roads were reported across five states when some members of the Dalit community staged protests against Supreme Court's order that allegedly diluted the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, in Allahabad on April 2, 2018. Here are some pictures

 

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