Monitoring Desk: As many as 13 persons were killed during Dalit-led protest namely “Bharat Bandh” that ignited fire in entire northern India on Monday.
Nine Northern states are in the grip of violence since morning with no sign of relief to people who are confined in their homes since morning.
According to local northern Indian media outlets, police resorted straight firing on peaceful processions of Dalit, resulting serve reaction from protesters who starting burning private vehicles and shops.
Under Brahmanical manuwadi state those who fight for basic human liberty,freedom,equality under constitution and for oppressed social group will be jailed on fake charges, their movement will be discredited these criminals will do everything to stop our movement #BharatBand
— Dr Ambedkar quote (@AmbedkarQuote) April 2, 2018
Train and bus services are suspended in entire North India and 118 trains were asked to suspend service and were parked in different stations.
दलितों को भारतीय समाज के सबसे निचले पायदान पर रखना RSS/BJP के DNA में है। जो इस सोच को चुनौती देता है उसे वे हिंसा से दबाते हैं।
हजारों दलित भाई-बहन आज सड़कों पर उतरकर मोदी सरकार से अपने अधिकारों की रक्षा की माँग कर रहे हैं।
हम उनको सलाम करते हैं।#BharatBandh
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 2, 2018
“The only link with rest of the country is now by air services”, said a local journalist Geeta Kumar when she was contacted by Dispatch News Desk (DND) News Agency to know the situation of her state.
Media please read such info before using term like “violent Dalits”
It was an upper caste Raja Chauhan who opened fire. https://t.co/jAjGqqxOa8
— Ravi Ratan (@scribe_it) April 2, 2018
It is pertinent to mention that Dalit call for “Bharat Bandh” (close India) on Monday was against a judicial order that dilutes the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, or SC/ST Act.
Pic 1 : This person who is firing during #bharatbandh is not a dalit, he is Raja Chauhan , from Gwalior .
Pic 4 . This is how people trying to disrupt peace and trying to create ruckus in protest . pic.twitter.com/tPS2Xi965b
— Md Asif Khan (@imMAK02) April 2, 2018
According to details, Central government moved to the Supreme Court challenging its 20 March ruling that prevents automatic arrests under the provisions of the 1989 law. The apex court had placed safeguards over arrests made under the law. This move of Modi Sarkar ignited already suppressed Dalits who called for a protest that I snow engulfed by violence due to brutal use of power by authorities of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and even in Rajasthan.
No investigation when other castes protest? Or do we think Dalit people cannot think for themselves? #BharatBandh https://t.co/sXPnv3SR3x
— Dhrubo Jyoti (@dhrubo127) April 2, 2018
Meanwhile state run news agency Press Trust of India (PTI) reported that situation was still not under control and “Bharat Bandh” resulted wide-spread clashes between protesters and the police and vehicles being torched across several states.
Religious fundamentalists, please note: India is not a theocracy. We are governed by a Constitution. Just like communities and cultural/religious groups have rights as per the Constitution, individuals do too. Indian women are individuals who have Constitutional rights. https://t.co/dRphE5PZZs
— Shehla Rashid (@Shehla_Rashid) April 2, 2018
PTI reported that the home ministry was “closely monitoring the situation in the wake of the Bharat Bandh and protests in the country…. The ministry had asked the states to take all preventive measures and maintain public order and ensure the safety of lives of people and property.”
#BharatBandh over SC/ST protection act: Protest turns violent in Barmer, cars and property damaged. #Rajasthan pic.twitter.com/gZ0rtMSeg5
— ANI (@ANI) April 2, 2018
“Dalits are purged like Muslims and Christians under Modi Sarkar. India no-more belongs to anybody except Brahamans. Where to go?”, said Geeta while commenting on the state of human rights in India.
For the deniers on my TL.
The scourge of #caste discrimination is alive and thriving!
In the #Thakur-Raj of Yogi Adityanath, a #Dalit wedding procession cannot travel through “their” lanes & streets.
This is India. 2018.
Mera Bharat Mahan?https://t.co/crmAJ1XMuf
— Rakesh Sharma (@rakeshfilm) April 1, 2018
More at 22h on #india protest by #Dalit #caste against continued #discrimination as #SupremeCourt blocks arreat f people accused of discriminating against them- 7 reported killed. @MandakiniGahlot on the case for @France24_en pic.twitter.com/g1mAE0egeb
— Mark Owen (@markowenf24) April 2, 2018
#BharatBandh: #Punjab CM #AmarinderSingh asks security forces to stay on alerthttps://t.co/BC4UfFxryG pic.twitter.com/ZWWVMRQcBA
— Financial Express (@FinancialXpress) April 2, 2018
[IN PICS] #DalitProtests take an ugly turn. Media assaulted, police station attacked in Meerut. Curfew imposed in areas of Madhya Pradesh. #BharatBandh
Get #LIVE updates here: https://t.co/0Q670bwx9a pic.twitter.com/iC9OtCY2xf
— News18 (@CNNnews18) April 2, 2018
Why do India’s upper-caste dominated newsrooms say #DontLetIndiaBurn only when dalits are out on the streets to protect their rights? Dalits are fighting to be included in the ‘fraternity’ of citizens, from which they have been excluded for centuries.
— Aunindyo Chakravarty (@AunindyoC) April 2, 2018
ITS OFFICIAL NOW..BJP RULED STATES OUTDO OTHERS IN CRIME AGAINST DALITS..
It has again come up prominently in the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) “Crime in India-2016” Report that BJP ruled States outdo other states in atrocities against Dalits.https://t.co/56SUQk1gZS pic.twitter.com/XNVlU46VHz
— The Great Dictator.! (@tittoantony) April 2, 2018
If you hate Hindus for being Hindus, then I am a Hindu.
If you hate Muslims for being Muslims, then I am a Muslim.
If you discriminate on the basis of birth, then I am a Dalit.
I will exist.
I will prevail.
I am what I am.
You can choke on your own hate.
I am here to stay.
— Sanjiv Bhatt (IPS) (@sanjivbhatt) April 1, 2018