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Bharat bandh against SC/ST Act amendments updates: Swarna Sangrakshak Sabha state president puts up hoarding asking PM for death

Bharat bandh LIVE updates: In view of the Bharat bandh called by minority groups organisations, rallies were taken out in Hoshangabad, Berasia and Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh to protest against the SC/ST Act amendments.

FP Staff September 06, 2018 14:08:37 IST
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Bharat bandh against SC/ST Act amendments updates: Swarna Sangrakshak Sabha state president puts up hoarding asking PM for death

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Sept 06, 2018 - 14:25 (IST)

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Swarna Sangrakshak Sabha state president puts up hoarding in Meerut, asking PM for 'wishful death'

The state president of Uttar Pradesh Swarna Sangrakshak Sabha, Sri Krishan Gupta, has put up hoardings in Meerut asking for 'wishful death' for the general category people from prime minister Narendra Modi. The hoarding says that since the government has straightened the SC/ST Act, the  general community is "living in fear" and thus they want to be allowed to die by the prime minister.

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Sept 06, 2018 - 13:44 (IST)

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Shivraj Singh Chouhan spoke on the Madhya Pradesh Bandh situation in Khandwa.

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Sept 06, 2018 - 13:16 (IST)

Rajput Karni Sena leader put under police watch

Rajput Karni Sena leader, Rishabh Bhadauri, has been kept under close watch by Gwalior Police to avoid any incitement of violence.

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Sept 06, 2018 - 13:09 (IST)

Baglamukhi Temple priests postpone religious activities 

In support of the Bandh, Nalkheda based Baglamukhi Temple priests have postponed the religious activities in the area. 

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615 CCTVs, drones to help police keep a check on violence in Gwalior

Police have identified sensitive spots in the area and have installed 40 cameras and fix pockets in these spots. Over 615 CCTVs and four drones will help police keep a check in the city on Thursday.

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Sept 06, 2018 - 12:06 (IST)

1,500 personnel deployed in Gwalior

Gwalior observed a strict bandh in line with the Svarna Samaj agenda. Schools, colleges and markets remained shut. Over 1,500 policemen have been deployed in the area. District police force, STF, SAF and QRT teams are constantly on alert and checking the areas for anti-social elements. Over 120 police mobile vans with 210 policemen are scanning the entire city. The officials have warned strict actions against the wrongdoers.

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Sept 06, 2018 - 11:49 (IST)

WATCH: Protester speaks against reservation in Narshingpur, Madhya Pradesh

"Our demand is that everyone be treated equal. All those from SC/ST communities who have high positions in IAS and IPS due to reservation, all this must be stopped. we are with the Savarnas, that's why we have closed shops, shut down trade for a day," said a protester in Madhya Pradesh's Narsinghpur. 

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Madhya Pradesh bandh LATEST updates: In view of the Bharat bandh called by minority groups organisations, rallies were taken out in Hoshangabad, Berasia and Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh to protest against the SC/ST Act amendments.

Drones are being used for surveillance in Gwalior, SDM Narottam Bhargavi said. “Lot of security forces have been deployed. We are fully ready to face any kind of situation. Section 144 has been imposed at several places. It is very peaceful at present.”

In order to make sure that no objectionable and provoking messages are circulated during the bandh, the Jabalpur District Magistrate has sent a notice that the internet services in the district will be barred from 8 pm on 5 September, till 6 pm on 6 September.

Section 144 imposed has been imposed in Gwalior. The district magistrate has suggested people to not move in group. Licenses of 27,000 arms in Gwalior district have been suspended. Actions will be initiated against anyone found carrying arms and weapons.

Security was stepped up, school holiday declared in one district and petrol pumps across Madhya Pradesh will remain closed on Thursday in view of 'Bharat bandh' called by some groups against the amendment to the SC/ST Act.

"We have decided to shut petrol pumps from 10 am to 2 pm tomorrow due to security reasons as some organisations have given a call for bandh," Madhya Pradesh Petrol Pump Owners Association president Ajay Singh told PTI.

Police have tightened security across the state in view of ongoing protests against the amendment to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Bharat bandh against SCST Act amendments updates Swarna Sangrakshak Sabha state president puts up hoarding asking PM for death

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Inspector General of Police (Intelligence) Makrand Deuskar said orders prohibiting gathering of people in large numbers have been imposed.

"The administration in most of the districts have clamped prohibitive orders under CrPC Section 144 in view of the bandh on 6 September," he said.

Thirty-four companies of the special armed force of police have been deployed in various districts, he said.

Jabalpur district collector Chhavi Bharadwaj has written to the state home department, seeking suspension of internet services in the district till 6 pm on Thursday.

District Education Officer in Bhind has ordered that schools in the district will remain closed.

Meanwhile, protests against the amendment to the SC/ST Act continued in the state on Wednesday.

Protesters showed black flags to former Union minister and senior BJP leader Prahlad Patel at Tikamgarh when he was addressing the party's OBC workers.

Slogans were shouted by protesters outside the venue of BJP's OBC cell's meeting in Gwalior.

After the Supreme Court diluted the provision of mandatory arrests under the SC/ST Act, sparking protests by Dalit organisations, the Union government brought an amendment in the monsoon session of Parliament to override the apex court's order.

Gwalior-Chambal region, considered a sensitive area, had witnessed large-scale violence on 2 April this year during the Bharat bandh called by Dalit groups.

Now, upper caste organisations are protesting against the amendment.

Brahma Samagam Sawarna Jankalyan Sangathan's national president Dharmendra Sharma said about 150 organisations of upper castes and OBCs would participate in the Bharat bandh against the amendment.

With inputs from PTI

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