Massive protests over SC, ST Act in Bihar, shutdown in parts of UP, MP; drones deployed for surveillance

By: |
New Delhi | Updated: September 10, 2018 9:41:55 AM

Bharat Bandh today: Protests against the amendment to the SC/ST Act. have erupted in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Petrol pumps will remain closed today across Madhya Pradesh after Bharat Bandh was called by a raft of groups.

bharat bandh todayThirty-four companies of the special armed force of police have been deployed in various districts. (Representative image)

Protests against the amendment to the SC/ST Act have erupted affected several parts of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Three trains have been stopped in different areas in Bihar. Protest march were taken out in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi and Agra. A high alert has been announced in Madhya Pradesh even as security beefed up across 35 districts. Petrol pumps will remain closed today across Madhya Pradesh after Bharat Bandh was called by a raft of groups. The schools will remain close in one district.

Bharat Bandh LIVE Updates

Meanwhile, several social groups will take out a protest march in Noida on Thursday. There are reports of protest from Rajasthan’s Alwar.

Follow financialexpress.com for all news and analysis on the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Check Lok Sabha election 2019 schedule, Lok Sabha Constituency Details and updates on campaigning by Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter.

FinancialExpress_1x1_Imp_Desktop