Bihar witnessed grim and violent clashes between two groups today, as those who favor the reservations that have been provided to the lower cast groups, while those who are protesting against this alleged bias. During this time of clashes, internet services were cut off in Nainital, Uttarakhand, many areas of western Uttar Pradesh, and in some areas of Alwar. In Bhojpur, Bihar group of youngsters wreaked havoc on the railway tracks, while screaming that the caste reservation act should be abolished for everyone. They also demanded that reservations should be made for people who are from economically backward places, so that they can get help, and in this way, everyone can be included in the reservation act, rather than just the ST/SC groups.
Protests were also seen in Rajasthan’s Jhalawar, where men went upon the roads on Bikes, and the markets had to be shut down. Other areas that were hit by the protests and where the trains were stopped forcibly included, Patna, Begusarai, Lakhisarai, Muzafffarpur, Bhojpur, Sheikhpura and various other areas in Bihar.
The protests have again caused injuries to people, as over a dozen of people from the groups that were protesting on the streets were injured as the police launched lathicharge against them. The chaos had to be controlled by the help of the police, as there had been a few number of casualties on 2 April when Bharat Bandh was conducted against the dilution of the ST/SC act.