Free Press Journal
  • Ujjain: Peaceful and optional Bandh tomorrow

    Ujjain: Samanta Andolan Sangharsh Samiti (SASS) held a press conference on Sunday to share aim of voluntary Ujjain Bandh scheduled for Tuesday. SASS convener Yashwant Agnihotri said that the Bandh is being organised in support of Supreme Court’s decision. He said that no rally will be taken out and shopkeepers will not be forced to down shutters.

  • Bhopal: Govt staff supplied lathis, iron rods to protesters

    Bhopal: An Intelligence report indicating government employees’ role in violence in Gwalior, Bhind and Morena during Bharat Bandh has come as a shocker for not only the police but also the state government.

  • Indore: Cops gear up for social media-fuelled shutdown call

    Indore: The state police department on Friday issued an appeal to people to maintain peace following a call given by social media and WhatsApp groups for Bharat Bandh on April 10. The call has been given by people opposed to caste-based reservations in jobs and education.

  • Who derailed Parliament? BJP, Congress to fight it out with fasts

    New Delhi : The ruling Bhartiya Janata Party MPs and ministers came face to face against the Congress MPs with slogans against each other before the Mahatma Gandhi’s statue in the Parliament House moments after both the Houses were adjourned sine die.

  • SC/ST Act row: Protests without a cause

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that those who had sought to hold the country to ransom by staging a violent nation-wide bandh against its order in the case pertaining to the anti-atrocities law to protect Dalits were totally ill-informed. There was no ground for them to get agitated since they had not, repeat, not in any way diluted the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. In other words,

  • Bharat Bandh: Curfew imposed in Rajasthan’s Hindaun

    Hindaun (Rajasthan): Curfew will remain imposed in Rajasthan’s Hindaun city on Wednesday in wake of the violence in the state on April 3 during Bharat Bandh against the alleged dilution of Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) (Prevention of Atrocities) Act by the Supreme Court.

  • SC/ST row: Counter-productive Dalit violence

    The nation-wide bandh on Monday against the recent Supreme Court order allegedly diluting the provisions of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act has resulted in the death of nine persons and incidents of widespread violence, arson and looting of private and public property. The bandh call was given by various Dalit organisations. Its severity was felt the most in the northern States, with Madhya Pradesh accounting for

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    SC/ ST Act: Supreme Court refuses to stay its order, next hearing on April 13

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today declined to keep in abeyance its March 20 order on the SC/ST Act but said it will consider in detail the Centre’s review petition. A bench of Justices A K Goel and U U Lalit, while referring to the large-scale nationwide violence during the protest against the verdict, said that people who are agitating have not read the judgment properly and have been misled

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    ‘Baaghi 2’ box office day 4 report: Despite bandh, Tiger Shroff’s film gets huge response on Monday

    Sajid Nadiadwala’s action entertainer ‘Baaghi 2‘ passes a crucial Monday test, collects a double-digit number. Despite bandh in many parts of the country ‘Baaghi 2’ has collected Rs 12.10 cr nett at the box office, taking the total collections to Rs 85.20 cr. Riding high on action, it seems like ‘Baaghi 2’ inches closer to the Rs 100 Cr club in its first week.

  • Bharat Bandh In Pictures: ‘Peaceful’ protests turn violent in MP and Uttar Pradesh

    Bharat Bandh was called by Dalit outfits on Monday against the Supreme Court’s ruling that allegedly diluted the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. The protests turned violent in many states, and seven people were killed in Madhya Pradesh, two in Uttar Pradesh and one in Rajasthan. The apex court had, on March 20, introduced the provision of anticipatory bail in the SC/ST Act while directing that there would be no automatic arrest on

  • Bharat Bandh: Death toll rises to 7 after protests turns violent in Madhya Pradesh

    Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): 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 its injuries.

  • Ujjain: Dalits protest, force shops to close during Bharat bandh

    Ujjain: Bharat bandh against a ruling of Supreme Court pertaining to SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act was organised on Monday. Hundreds of Anusuchit Jati Jantjati Adhikari Karmchari Sangh (AJJAKS), Bheem Sena, BSP, Sant Ravidas Sangh and other dalit organizations stepped out on the streets to enforce the bandh. They forced people to get down from magic, auto rickshaws and other means of public transportation. Heavy police force was deployed in the city.

  • Bhopal: 5 ministers from Gwalior, Bhind, Morena fail the state

    Bhopal: There are five ministers in the state cabinet from Gwalior, Bhind and Morena but when the three districts were blazing during Bharat Bandh on Monday, these ministers were sitting pretty in Mantralaya, Bhopal. Even as they had prior information about the violence, they did nothing to stop it. Those ministers are Maya Singh, Jaibhan Singh Pawaiyya, Narayan Singh Kushwah (from Gwalior), Lal Singh Arya (from Bhind) and Rustam Singh (from Morena).

  • Bhopal: CM goes to Morena on Sunday, convenes meeting at night

    Bhopal: The death of five persons in violence in the state during ‘Bharat Bandh’ has once again exposed the incompetency of the government over law and order. It was predicted; when the Supreme Court gave its verdict on an Act related to SC & ST, that the resentment in these sections may turn violent. Earlier, the government failed to prove its efficiency on law and order during farmers’ agitation.

  • Bhopal: City feels the heat of Dalit violence

    Bhopal: The heat of the violence that erupted in many parts of the state during the “Bharat bandh” called by Dalit outfits over a Supreme Court order was felt in the state capital as well. Protests were also held in the state capital on Monday with agitators blocking Board Office Square near the statue of Dalit icon Dr B R Ambedkar and other intersections of the city.
    Protesters stormed the area holding placards,

  • Indore: Bharat bandh receives partial response in city

    Indore: The call given for Bharat bandh by Dalit organisations received a lukewarm response in the city on Monday. The Dalit organisations gave a call to protest against amendments in SC, ST Protection of Atrocities Act. Major commercial markets including Siyaganj, Jawahar Marg, MG Road, Cloth Market remained opened. Its partial impact was seen in Malwa Mills area. Shops at Patnipura remained closed.