Dalit Protests, death toll gets to 11 and no consensus made by Supreme Court
The Supreme Court had refused to freeze the SC/ST Protection Act which raised a wave of violence since Monday. Eleven persons had been killed and the number of injured reached 90. Thousands of protestors have marched in the streets to call upon the revision of the act which is restricting the protection of their rights. The Supreme Court’s decision not to review or adjust his previous decision claiming that the Court has not in any manner diluted the law may create further disturbances.
Since Monday, New Delhi has been engulfed in a climate of fear and violence. A pacific protest had turned into chaos as clashes occurred between civilians and the police. Violent mobs had invaded railway stations, forcing the State to suspend transport services. The climate in India forwarding the Dalit Protests is tensed and opposing parties are still fighting over the issue without coming to a final agreement.
The violent rallies are disrupting New Delhi’s and India economy as a whole, the State is undergoing huge losses since offices, banks and public services had been closed.
Modi’s government failed to make the Supreme Court step out of its decision notwithstanding the review petition filed on Monday.