In early August, the round two of “Bharat Bandh” protest will be held across the country. This time the protest will be held much bigger and will involve various farmer bodies, Dalits and OROP (One Rank One Pension) activists.
The main organiser behind the protests said that they are planning a Pan-India protest after the end of Parliament’s monsoon session which will start from July 18 and will commence on August 10.
Former Chairperson of NACDOR (National Confederation of Dalit Organisations) Ashok Bharti said that the idea behind the protest is to hold the Parliament accountable and they should listen to their issues which can be discussed there.
He also claimed that All India Kisan Sabha which was the silent protest march in Maharashtra this year in March will join the protest with IESM (India Ex Servicemen Movement), OROP (One Rank One Pension).
He added that not only farmers & soldiers but several other sections of the society are willing to raise their voice against the present government which include traders and students. They also said that they will try to have a peaceful protests in almost every state and wanted more people to come along.
After the Supreme Court banned automatic arrests registration of criminal cases under the SC/ST Act on March 20, protest were reported from several states which includes UP, MP, Rajasthan, Punjab, Bihar, Haryana and Jharkhand.