Bharat Bandh: Schools, Colleges, internet service will remain closed
Reiterating the firm commitment of the state government to ensure the well being of the Schedule Caste brethren, the Deputy Commissioner Amritsar Mr. Kmaldeep Singh Sangha, Commissioner of Police Mr SS Srivastva and Senior Superintendent of Police Mr Parmpal singh today said that the state government had taken path breaking initiative to safeguard the interests of SC community. DC ordered all schools, colleges, universities , liquors shops and internet service will be closed on April 2.
In an appeal to the people, they exhorted the people to exercise restraint and calm during the call of ‘Bharat Bandh’ on April 2. The Officers said that people must uphold the glorious tradition of upholding peace, communal harmony and brotherhood during the protest.
Reiterating the firm commitment of district administration to maintain law & order in the district, they urged the organizations who had called for bandh to do their protest in peaceful manner. They also apprised them that the administration has already made necessary arrangements for security of people and companies of paramilitary have been deployed in the district.
They said that the district administration respects the sentiments of all sections of the people and their rights to express their views in a legitimate and peaceful manner.
They said that Punjab Government was already committed for the welfare of Scheduled Castes, which was evident from the fact that the Punjab Vidhan Sabha unanimously adopted a resolution to express solidarity with our SC brethren during its recently concluded Budget Session seeking the NDA Government’s intervention to legally pursue the case in which a Supreme Court verdict had diluted provisions of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
They appealed the people of the state especially the members of SC community to keep restraint and maintain law and order in the larger public interest.