Sadhus perform a ritual on the banks of the Ganges during the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad-PTI

Sadhus perform a ritual on the banks of the Ganges during the Maha Kumbh Mela in Allahabad-PTI

Sadhus perform a ritual on the banks of the Ganges during the 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.