Bharat Bandh: ‘Dalits safest under BJP government', says Rajnath Singh
In order to prevent any untoward incident or violence in the Bharat Bandh called by certain groups tomorrow (April 10) to opposed to caste-based reservations, the administrations in several states have put stringent security arrangements in place. The Central government has issued an advisory to all states to beef up security and take necessary steps to prevent any untoward incident.
"Dalit community is most safe and secure under our Government, like PM Modi has said we believe in 'sabka saath, sabka vikas'. The opposition has no issue so they are trying to create one," Home Minister Rajnath Singh said.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) also said district magistrates and superintendents of police will be personally held responsible for any violence in their area of jurisdiction. The missive came a week after a similar protest saw massive violence in different parts of the country leading to the death of about a dozen people.
Arrangements in Alwar
An MHA official said the ministry has issued an advisory to all states to take necessary precautionary measures in view of calls on social media for Bharat Bandh on April 10 by some groups.
"The MHA has advised states to beef up security and make appropriate arrangements to prevent any untoward incident, including issue of prohibitory orders, if necessary," the official said.
Security in Bhopal
The states have been asked to intensify patrolling in all sensitive locations so as to prevent any loss of life or damage to property.
"The advisory stressed that district magistrates and superintendents of police be made personally responsible for ensuring that law and order situation remains firmly under control in the areas of their jurisdiction," the official said.
While the April 2 Bharat Bandh was called by groups opposing the alleged dilution of SCs/STs (Prevention of of Atrocities) Act by a Supreme Court order, Tuesday's protest is being reportedly called by people opposed to caste-based reservations in jobs and education.
(OneIndia News with PTI inputs)