Devotees whirl their heads to the beat of drums as a ritualistic performance during the annual Jhiri Fair at Kanachack village on the outskirts of Jammu

Devotees whirl their heads as a ritualistic performance during the annual Jhiri Fair at Kanachack village, Jammu - AP

Devotees whirl their heads as a ritualistic performance during the annual Jhiri Fair at Kanachack village, Jammu - AP

Devotees whirl their heads as a ritualistic performance during the annual Jhiri Fair at Kanachack village, Jammu - AP

Devotees whirl their heads as a ritualistic performance during the annual Jhiri Fair at Kanachack village, Jammu - AP

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