Devotees taking holy dip in Ganga on the occasion of Paush Poornima at the ongoing Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad-PTI

Devotees taking holy dip in Ganga on the occasion of Paush Poornima at the ongoing Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad-PTI

Devotees taking holy dip in Ganga on the occasion of Paush Poornima at the ongoing Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad-PTI

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