Due to Bharat Bandh, no buses operate from Chandigarh to Himachal Pradesh, Punjab or Haryana causing inconvenience to those stuck in the middle of no where. At the Chandigarh, Sector 43 bus stand this morning, people were seen troubled and waiting for a bus to operate, however there was not even a single wheel moving on Monday morning.
Here’s a look at the silence at one of the most occupied and busy place in the city beautiful;
In the ongoing Bharat Bandh, protesters from Dalit groups and other organisations on Monday morning blocked rail traffic movement and stopped trains at several places in Bihar, Punjab and Odisha.
The protests have also turned violent in Rajasthan’s Barmer as cars and property has been damaged. In Delhi, there are protests taking place in Mandi House.
The strike was called against the Supreme Court’s order to dilute the stringent provisions mandating immediate arrest under the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities (POA) Act.
The bandh is reportedly being supported by several groups such as the Peasants and Workers Party, the Prakash Ambedkar-led Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh, the Centre of Indian Trade Unions, the Jati Aant Sangharsh Samiti, the Rashtriya Seva Dal, and National Dalit Movement for Justice, among others.