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SC/ST row: Case against BJP worker Raja Chauhan for firing during protest in Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior

Wednesday,04 Apr 2018 07:55 AM IST

A case was registered against Raja Chauhan, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker for firing during a protest in Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior during the protest against the dilution of the Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Act.

Chauhan allegedly fired at the people during the protest. The death toll in Madhya Pradesh due to violent protests during the nationwide bandh called by several Dalit organisations against the alleged dilution of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act has reached seven after one more person succumbed to their injuries.

Protests across the country turned violent on Monday after protesters resorted to stone pelting, damaging public properties and rail and various other blockades. Violent protests were reported from various states, including Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar, Gujarat, and Punjab.

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