Dalit protests in Kerala demanded the restoration of SC-ST Act

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In a nationwide protest on ST-SC (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, Dalit organizations organized a protest rally in Kerala on Monday. During this time, many Dalit organizations protested at Thampanur railway station and tried to stop the vehicles on the way.

The organization demanded the reinstatement of the SC / ST Act with the cancellation of the order of the Supreme Court in this case. On March 20, the Supreme Court had started the provision of anticipatory bail in Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribes Act for these protesters and it had directed that no automatic arrest would be made on any complaint filed under the law. After this, various Dalit groups had called for ‘Bharat Bandh’ demanding the restoration of the original form of the Act.

Agitators stopped railway traffic and closed the shops. This protest was felt in at least 10 states, including Punjab, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. Later, in protest against the clashes between police and protesters in Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and five other states, these protests became violent. Even after filing a review petition in the apex court by the Center, at least 11 people died during the demonstration in many states of the ruling party.

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However, despite the petition petition filed during the hearing on March 20, the Supreme Court refused to order the stay order. On Thursday, members of the Indian Dalit Panthers Party had handed over a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ramnath Kovind against this law by writing a letter to the blood.

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