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Call for Bharat Bandh on April 2 over apex court order on SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act



Several Dalit groups have called for a Bharat Bandh on April 2, Monday. The bandh has reportedly been called by the groups against dilution of Scheduled Castes-Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act provisions and alleged arbitrary arrests made under the same.

The bandh call was initially given by Dalit group Sanvidhaan Bachao Sangharash Committee at a press conference on Wednesday. The call was later supported by All India Adi Dharam Mission and All India Adi Dharam Sadhu Samaj, reported The Times of India.The government has, however, made an appeal to the bodies to call off the Bharat Bandh. Taking to Twitter, Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment Thawarchand Gehlot had said that the Narendra Modi government was committed to the welfare of members of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe.