As Bharat Bandh gains steam, upper-caste Hindus in rural UP take to the streets to protest SC/ST Amendment Act

Sep, 12 2018 IST

In UP’s Mahoba, Chitrakoot and Varanasi districts, upper class Hindus have taken to the streets in huge numbers demanding that the amendments to the SC/ST Act be reversed, calling it a grave atrocity on the non-SC/ST populace of the country. Though the protests are somewhat peaceful at the moment, the protesters have vowed to continue till their demands are met – with some calling for a pan-Indian Bharat Bandh. As Anil Singh of Varanasi put it, “Unless this black law is repealed by Modi ji, these protests will go on. We will call for an even bigger revolution.”