12 injured during clashes in Bihar during Bharat Bandh
Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh have been bearing the brunt of Bharat Bandh. On Tuesday, security was beefed up and prohibitory orders were issued. This protest shutdown has been called against a violence during a bandh called by Dalit groups on April 2nd. The protest call was mostly circulated through social media. No organization has come forward to support it. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had issued an advisory to all states asking them to make necessary arrangements and issue prohibitory orders, if necessary. The missive came a week after a Bharat Bandh called by groups opposing alleged dilution of SCs/STs (Prevention of Atrocities) Act by a Supreme Court order.