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1 dead as protests erupt across India over SC/ST Act

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At least one person is said to have died in Morena of Madhya Pradesh state during the ‘Bharat Bandh’ protests that spread across most of the country.

Dalit organizations, which are behind the bandh, are spitting fire on the alleged dilution of the SC/ST   (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Curfew has been clamped in the area.

Dalit organizations are protesting against the Supreme Court of India’s order that changed the stringent measures, which mandated on the spot arrest under the act.