The nationwide bandh called by Dalit organisations on Monday turned violent as people resorted to stone pelting, damaging properties across various states. Seven persons were killed in violent clashes across the country. While four persons died in Madhya Pradesh, one died in Rajasthan’s Alwar and two died in Uttar Pradesh. Violent protests were reported in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Punjab, while Section 144 has been imposed in multiple parts of North India.
The protestors in the morning blocked several trains in Bihar and Jharkhand, affecting railway services. Meanwhile, the government has moved a review petition in the Supreme Court today. Speaking to reporters, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the Centre has no intention of removing the provision of reservation for minorities. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi slammed the Modi government saying its attitude towards the minority community is derogatory.
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