NCC cadets rehearse for the Republic Day parade at Rajpath during a rainy day in New Delhi-PTI

NCC cadets rehearse for the Republic Day parade at Rajpath during a rainy day in New Delhi-PTI

NCC cadets rehearse for the Republic Day parade at Rajpath during a rainy day in New Delhi-PTI

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