Normal Life Partially Affected in Odisha on Bharat Bandh

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Bhubaneswar: Normal life was partially affected in several parts of Odisha including Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Malkangiri, Sambalpur and other today as dalit outfits staged protests and strike as part of a countrywide agitation against the Supreme Court order on the SC/ST Act.

Several Dalit organisations have given a call for a ‘Bharat Bandh’ to voice their concerns over “dilution” of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

In Bhubaneswar, activists have put up road blockade near Vani Vihar, Jayadev Vihar and Acharya Vihar areas.