Dalit protest

Sea of troubles

Print edition : April 27, 2018

The police lathi-charge protesters in Gwalior on April 2, when Dalit organisations called a Bharat bandh. Photo: PTI

Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi along with opposition MPs staging a protest demonstration against the atrocities on Dalits and government’s failure to protect farmers, outside Parliament House in New Delhi on April 5. Photo: R.V. MOORTHY

Dalit activist and Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani protesting against the death of Dalits during the Bharat bandh, in Bengaluru on April 4. Photo: PTI

Arijit Shashwat, Union Minister Ashwini Kumar’s son, who was arrested for allegedly triggering communal violence, in Patna on April 1. Photo: PTI

BJP MP Savitribai Phule defied party diktat against taking part in the bandh. Photo: PTI

Ramdas Athawale, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment. Photo: Nagara Gopal

The violent protests by Dalits across north India add to the discomfiture of the Narendra Modi government, which is already rocked by failures on several fronts.
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