Coast Guards lead crew members of the ship Pratibha Cauvery to safety on a rescue mission on Thursday—PTI

Coast Guards lead crew members of the ship Pratibha Cauvery to safety on a rescue mission on Thursday—PTI

Coast Guards lead crew members of the ship Pratibha Cauvery to safety on a rescue mission on Thursday—PTI

Now that the protests are fizzling out, it’s worth asking what exactly they managed to accomplish. I see two major effects.