Tribal, Dalit groups call for Bharat Bandh demanding ordinance to secure rights

We have assembled to ask for social justice one last time before the elections

Modi Government has been trying to destroy the constitution through the root of destroying social justice i.e reservation

The groups have been protesting against the 13 February (2019) Supreme Court order

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The order had directed at least 21 states to evict traditional forest and tribal dwellers whose claims over the forest land have been rejected by authorities

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Adivasi organisations are seeking an ordinance to secure forest rights of tribals

While Dalit groups are protesting against the 13-point roster system

With 13 point roster system, department becomes a University

The notification for Aadivasi, Dalit will only come if there are 13 vacant posts at once

The groups decided to go ahead with the strike despite the SC staying the implementation of its order

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In Prayagraj, workers of the Samajwadi Party halted the Gomti train and raised slogans from atop the train's engines

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Samajadwadi Party workers also continued to protest in various parts of UP.

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The Rashtriya Lok Samta Party staged protests across Bihar in support of the strike.

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Members of the Delhi University Teacher's Association along with students gathered at Delhi's Jantar Mantar to demand for a reversal to the 200-point roster system.

Meanwhile, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar appealed the protestors to stop agitation with the promise that they "will be given justice"

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