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  • 3:53 PM IST

    Bharat Bandh Live News Updates: Bharat Bandh call has ‘no meaning’ but all have right to express, says Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath

  • 3:44 PM IST

    Bharat Bandh Live News Updates: The bandh is effective in almost the entire state, especially Katni, Vidisha, Sehore, Dewas, Indore, Gwalior, Jhabua, Chhattarpur, Mandsaur, Sagar, Ujjain and other cities.

  • 3:33 PM IST

    Bharat Bandh Live News Updates: Bharat Bandh affects the routine life in Sehore, which is the hometown of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan as bandh supporters led by SAPAKS took out rallies, raised slogans and got shops closed. Most of the markets did not open on Thursday.

  • 3:12 PM IST

    Bharat Bandh Live News Updates: Jan Adhikar Party Loktantrik leader Pappu Yadav attacked in Bihar. Bharat Bandh supporters protest on railway tracks, blocking railway routes.

  • 3:00 PM IST

    Bharat Bandh Live News Updates: Local residents of Pinhat block railway track near Bhadrauli railway station in Agra. Local residents block Yamuna expressway in Khandauli, Agra.

  • 2:59 PM IST

    Bharat Bandh Live News Updates: Protesters burn PM Modi’s effigy in Rayabha area of Achhnera police jurisdiction in Agra district.

  • 2:23 PM IST

    Bharat Bandh Live News Updates: Protesters burn Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) flag in Bihar’s Lakhisarai.

  • 1:41 PM IST

    Bharat Bandh Live News Updates: In Jaipur, police have detained four protesters at Johri Bazar. Elaborate security arrangements remain in place in the city.

  • 1:40 PM IST

    Bharat Bandh Live News Updates: In Bihar’s Nawada, protesters indulge in a clash with the SWAT team. As per reports, over 10 persons are injured. On the other hand, clashes were reported from Arrah too.

  • 1:09 PM IST

    Bharat Bandh Live News Updates: In Madhya Pradesh, police resort to lathicharge to control the protesters. Meanwhile in Rajasthan’s Udaipur, shops have been closed in support of protest against SC/ST Act Amendment.

New Delhi: The security has been tightened in various states across the country in view of ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by some upper caste groups against the amendment to the SC/ST Act on Thursday. School holiday has been declared in two districts, including Gwalior, and petrol pumps across Madhya Pradesh will remain closed Thursday while, 10 districts have been put on alert in Rajasthan. Furthermore, a march has been organised by multiple social groups representing people from the ‘unreserved category’ in Noida’s Gautam Buddh Nagar. Stay with us for Live Updates on Bharat Bandh Against SC/ST Act Amendment. Also Read - Man Walks 200 KMs From Delhi to Reach Madhya Pradesh But Dies in Agra

“We have decided to shut petrol pumps from 10 am to 2 pm tomorrow due to security reasons as some organizations have given a call for bandh,” Madhya Pradesh Petrol Pump Owners Association president Ajay Singh told PTI on Wednesday. Following the bandh call, the state police tightened the security arrangements and Section 144 has been imposed in Satna, Bhindh, Gwalior and Shivpuri districts. Also Read - 'Stay Away From Me, I Violated Lockdown,' MP Cop Writes on Forehead of Labourer | Watch

In Rajasthan, a strict vigil is being maintained in all the cities that witnessed some tension earlier in connection with the issue. Additional forces have been dispatched to Alwar, Gangapur City, Karauli and Sikar. Besides, 10 district namely Hindon, Karauli, Lalsot, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Baran, Bharatpur, Jalaur, Sayala and Dhaulpur have been put on alert. Earlier on Wednesday, Jaipur city police held a high-level meeting and discussed the security arrangements made in the wake of the bandh. A notice has also been issued which directed different groups not to take law and order into their hands during the Bharat Bandh. Also Read - In a Touching Gesture, Bareilly Woman Names Her Newborn After Cop Who Helped Bring Her Husband Home

Meanwhile in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida, a protest march will be taken out by the Noida Lok Manch, the Noida Entrepreneurs Association (NEA), Agarwal Mitra Mandal, Brahman Samaj Seva Samiti along with some trade unions and Resident Welfare Associations. The march in protest against the SC/ST Amendment Act will begin at 10 AM from Noida Stadium. It will move towards the district magistrate’s office where the organisations will hand over a memorandum to the DM, a report claimed. Elaborate security arrangements are in place around the city in the view of protest march.

The bandh comes in the wake of Supreme Court’s order, earlier this year, that removed the strict provision of mandatory arrests under the Act. This decision had triggered nationwide protests by Scheduled Castes organisations, forcing the Centre to bring an amendment to the Act during the Monsoon Session to overrule the SC order.