Bharat Bandh Aftermath: Curfew to remain imposed in several areas of Madhya Pradesh

Bharat Bandh

Bhopal, April 4: In the wake of violence witnessed by Madhya Pradesh, Curfew will remain imposed in various areas of Gwalior, Bhind and Morena districts on Wednesday.

According to the police, the curfew, though, would be relaxed for two hours between 10 am and 12 noon, ANI reported.

On Tuesday, 50 people were held for pelting stones at a police party in Morena.

In the meantime, the death toll in violence reached seven in the state after one more body was recovered yesterday in the morning.

In all, at least 11 people have died across the country in the violence that triggered during Bharat Bandh in various states, including Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar, Gujarat, and Punjab.

Several Dalit organisations called the nationwide shutdown on Monday to protest against the alleged dilution of the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act.

In the latest development on Tuesday, the Supreme Court has declined to put stay order on its March 20 ruling, after Centre filed a review petition against the same.

The apex court, on March 20, introduced the provision of anticipatory bail in the act while ordering that there would be no automatic arrest on any complaint lodged under the law. This verdict allegedly infuriated the Dalits who claimed that the act has been diluted.


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