Bharat Bandh | Punjab Bandh | Educational & Financial Institution | Public Transport | Mobile Services Effected in Punjab on Monday April 2

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Punjab Bandh on Monday

Bharat Bandh | Punjab Bandh | Educational & Financial Institution | Public Transport | Mobile Services Effected in Punjab on Monday, April 2

Punjab is having the highest around 35 per cent Scheduled Caste population in India. On April 2 govt declared Bharat Bandh to maintain peace among people.This strike is against the Supreme Court’s order diluting the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Also, Punjab Government has decided to hold the services of public transport across the state on Monday.Schools, colleges, universities, and banks will also remain closed.The mobile internet services will be affected but Voice calls would be still active.

According to sources during Bandh, the PRTC, Punjab Roadways and PunBus Buses would not be running on roads. He also said that Mobile Internet services (2G/3G/4G/CDMA), All SMS services and all dongle services etc. provided on mobile networks except voice calls in the territorial jurisdiction of Punjab would be effected from April 1, 5 pm to April 2, 11 PM as per orders issued by the state home department.

PSEB Postponed Exam

Furthermore, Punjab Education Board (PSEB) has canceled its exams because of Bharat Bandh but the CBSE and ICS exams will be conducted as per schedule. PSEB has postponed the practical examination scheduled for April 2. The new dates for the postponed practical examination will be declared later. The message in this regard has been sent to all the district education officers from the Secretary, PSEB, Mohali, Hargunjit Kaur.

Also,12,000 additional police personnel have been deployed for law and order duty tomorrow which have been taken out from Punjab Armed Police, Police Headquarters’ and other wings of the state police besides para-military forces.

Appealing to keep the peace, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh yesterday said that the members of SC community to keep restraint and maintain law and order in the larger public interest.

A few Dalit organizations had given a countrywide bandh call to register their protest on the apex court’s order that protects public servants from arbitrary arrests under the act. This verdict is being contemplated as diluting the act and thus it is feared that it will lead to more discrimination from the SC and ST community.

Bharat Bandh | Punjab Bandh | Educational & Financial Institution | Public Transport | Mobile Services Effected in Punjab on Monday, April 2

National Scheduled Castes Alliance decided to participate and support the Bharat Bandh. Paramjit Singh Kainth, president of the alliance said, “Punjab has the largest population of Scheduled Castes and also 4 Members of Parliament, 34 MLAs from the community. They should stand against the atrocities met with the community.”

The union government has already decided to file a review petition in the Supreme Court against this March 20 order of the apex court.

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