‘Bharat Bandh’ evokes mixed response

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Apr 2018 10:12:29


Staff Reporter

Showing resentment on amendment in Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 made by the Supreme Court of India the Dalit and Tribal Community organisations have called Bharat Bandh and in series the Jabalpur bandh was staged, on Monday. The bandh protest evoked mixed response in city supported by various organisations of Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe. Various political, social and voluntary organisations have supported the bandh called by the national bodies of Dalit and Tribal organisations to stage the bandh in effective and successful manner. The market on Monday morning opened at its routine and in the afternoon after the rally of bandh supporters taken out the market was closed for a short while. At some point the bandh supporters and police were in confront situation. At Damohnaka square police had used mild force to disperse the people protesting for the bandh and trying to impose bandh on shops and market, petrol pump, created trouble in operation of local transport.

Right from morning rallies and protest demonstration were staged by different political, social organisations of the Dalit and Tribal Community in the city. During afternoon the main routes and squares of the city witnessed traffic jams and people were stranded for more than an hour in Ghamapur chowk, Damohnaka square as well as in Kanchghar, Adhartal, Garha, Madan Mahal, Ranjhi and other areas the protest march was taken out and markets remained closed in the afternoon.

To press the demand to roll back the amendment made in SC ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 on the call of Dalit Orgnisations the bandh remained peacefull except some discrepancies at some points the bandh evoked mixed response in city.Gadha Gondwana Sanrashak Sangh Jabalpur Divisional unit along with members of OBC, SC ST Association, AJJAKS, Minority Association supporting the call made by Dalit Organisation against amendment in SC ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act by the Supreme Court staged demonstration, taken out a peace march appealing public support for Jabalpur bandh. Passing through main streets of the city rally reached Ambedkar Chowk. Eminent those who led the protest includes Kishorilal Bhalavi, Pramod Maravi, OBC’s Ramratan Yadav, Sarman Rajak, Advocate Naresh Chakrabarty, Advocate Anurag Singh, Rajesh Markam, Minakshi Dhuria and others. Congress Corporators in Jabalpur Municipal Corporation extending their support to Bharat Bandh called by Dalit Organizations against the amendment made in SC ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act by the Supreme Court and taken out grand rally to stage Jabalpur Bandh. It may be mentioned that people also showed resentment against the silence maintained by the Union Government on the issue. The protest was led by Leader of Opposition in JMC, Rajesh Sonkar, Tarun Rohitas, Rakesh Choudhary, Madan Laria, Devesh Choudhary, Balkishan Choudhary, Laxmi Bain and others.

Congress workers led by Jabalpur East Assembly Constituency, Congress leader Gajendra Sonkar in form of vehicle rally reached Divisional Commissioner Jabalpur office and handed over a memorandum addressing to the President of India, Ramnath Kobind to roll back the amendment made in SC ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 without any delay. Gajendra Sonkar said that it is unfortunate that the nation having President from Dalit community and their rights are being hurt. Eminent Congress leaders led the protest includes Tilak Block Congress President, Dharmendra Sonkar, Mohd. Sabir Usmani, Vijay Neta, Pooran Aahirwar, Raja Banskar, Amit Choudhary, Durgesh Bain, Sandeep Sonkar and others.
Nagar Nigam Karmachari Parishad Bhartiya Majdooor Sangh in support of Bharat Bandh and protest against the amendment made in SC ST Act the SC ST employees of JMC remained abstain from work, on Monday. All the officials and employees assembled at JMC Headquarters took a march till Ambedkar Square and handed over memorandum addressed to President of India through SDM protesting against the decision of Supreme Court on SC ST Act. Protest was led by Sangh President, Amit Mehra, Achya Kori, Raj, Kapil Shrivas, Mohan Shukla and JMC employees.

Samajwadi Manch workers demanding to reconsider the decision of Supreme Court SC ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and to retain it as previous Act the members have taken out a protest march in support of Bharat bandh on call of Dalit Organizations. The protest march commenced from Kanchghar to Ambedkar Chowk. Protest was led by Dr. Ghanshayam Yadav, Gopal Pali, Vishnu Malik, Rajesh Janbandhu, Mahendra Yadav, Murari Lal Chakrabarty, Immam Khan, Naresh Chakrabarty, Akash Yadav, Rajaram Choudhary, Rampal Hinotia and others. Community Party of India workers supporting the Bharat Bandh called by reserved categories people against amendment made in SC ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989 provisions taken out a protest march. In this protest CPI and its organizations including All India Youth Federation, All India Student Federation, Mazdoor Sangthan actively participated in Jabalpur Bandh. CPI leaders who led the protest includes District Secretary, Rajendra Gupta, Ramratan Paras, Shivkumar Choudhary, Krishna Choudhary, Ratan Lal Choudhary, Suresh Saket, Ramavatar Choudhary and others. Madhya Pradesh Mool Nivasi Mahasangh, Jablapur workers to stage Jabalpur Bandh successful taken out a march and extended vote of thanks towards different organizations, business houses and traders for closing their trade. Coordinator, Devesh Kumar Choudhary, Koushilya Gontia, Pankaj Bhoj, Rajendra Gupta, Kamlesh Dhapodkar and others. The Buddhist Society of India supporting the Bharat Bandh protest against SC ST Act amendments by Supreme Court by Dalit Organizations hold protest march to make Jabalpur Bandh successful. In this march members of political organizations, social, employees, women and students orgnisations participated. BSI’s Manoj Baghmare and Rajesh Bhoware led the march of Buddha devotees assembled at Dr. Bheemrao Ambedkar Chowk. BSI’s Pramod Dongre, Adv.

Shayam Avale, Vijiay Patre, Er RD Bansod, Manoj Saini, Pankaj Mesram and others. Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee Anushit Jati Vibhag workers led by Adv. Tarun Rohitas supported the Dalit organization’s call of Bharat Bandh against amendments in SC ST Act by Supreme Court of India and hold Jabalpur Bandh protest successful. Those who led the protest includes Rajesh Sonkar, Corporator Munna Bain, Tejkumar Bhagat, Madan Laria, Pooranchand Sonkar, Laxmi Bain, Jugnu Satnami, Govind Aahirwar, Nathulal Satnami, Rakesh Choudhary and others. Jharia Kalyan Sangthan, Jabalpur support the call of Bharat Bandh by Dalit Orgnisations participated in Jabalpur Bandh. In the protest all the officials and employees of reserved category atedned. From Jharia Sangh office bearers Ajay Jharia, Mahura Prashad Jharia, Bhagwat Jharia and others supported the cause of Bandh. Ambedkar Yuwa Brigade workers led by Advocate Abishek Kumar Chandel staged Jabalpur Bandh protest on Monday showing resentment on decision of amendments made by Supreme Court of India in SC ST Act. In this National President AYB, Adv. Abishek Chandel garlanded the stautue of Dr. Ambedkar at Tehsil Square and participated in grand rally. Those who led the protest includes Shek Narayan Parasher, Tinku Malik, Rakesh Kalsiya, Sandeep Kunwar, Sujeet Sanskar, Rajesh Marvekar, Dheerendra Hathe, Vijay Paseria, Shailendra Kunde and others.