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On the bandh day, OBCs cold-shouldered savarnas

Despite the support of the savarna leaders and the media, the savarna bandh was a damp squib. The savarnas could not break the Dalit-OBC unity. The claim that the OBCs were with the savarnas in opposing the SC/ST Act proved hollow. But the savarnas did express their hatred for the Bahujans by launching attacks on them. Arun Kumar reports

The All-India bandh called on 6 September 2018 to oppose the amendments to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Act (SC-ST Act) turned out to be a total failure. None of the photos from all over the country showed more than 50-60 bandh supporters. The supporters of the bandh did not upload a single picture in social media that showed a significantly large gathering of people. By around 1.30 pm, the bandh had stopped trending on Twitter. The mainstream media did try to portray there was chaos all over the country due to the protest. NDTV, Khabar.com and Aajtak used photographs to show that it was successful.


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Arun Kumar

Arun Kumar teaches in Delhi University. At Jawaharlal Nehru University, he was awarded a PhD for his research titled ‘Rural Reality in Hindi Novels’. He has also been a senior fellow at the Indian Council of Social Science and Research (ICSSR), New Delhi Mobile : +918178055172

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