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Upper caste protesters block rail, road traffic to protest SC/ST Act

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PATNA: Upper caste communities took to the streets today as part of the nation-wide shutdown against the SC/ST Amendment Act restoring old provisions.

Angry protesters burn tyres and blocked rail and road traffic in various parts of the state, leaving passengers stranded at railway stations and bus stops.

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The protesters led by Sawarn Sena and the Bhumihar-Brahmin Ekta Manch disrupted traffic in districts like Patna, Gaya, Begusarai, Darbhanga, Samastipur, Nalanda, Muzaffarpur, Madhubni, Bhojpur, Lakhisarai, Sheikhpura ,Nawada and Bhagalpur districts, media reports said.

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They also shouted slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought reservation for poor among upper castes in jobs and educational institutions.

Around 30 organisations have given a call for “Bharat Bandh” on social media.

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