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Ambedkar Jayanti: MHA asks states to beef up security

AGE CORRESPONDENT WITH AGENCY INPUTS
Published : Apr 13, 2018, 1:51 am IST
Updated : Apr 13, 2018, 1:51 am IST

Another advisory was sent before the April 10 strike called by people opposed to caste-based reservations in jobs and education.

Dr B R Ambedkar (Photo:PTI)
 Dr B R Ambedkar (Photo:PTI)

New Delhi: On the eve of Ambedkar Jayanti on April 14, the Centre on Thursday asked all states to beef up security and check any possible attempt to inciting violence during the event.

The ministry of home affairs also said the districts magistrates and superintendents of police should ensure peace and check violence in their respective areas of jurisdiction.

 

This is a third advisory by the MHA within a fortnight. The first one was sent a day before the April 2 Bharat Bandh, which was called to protest against the alleged dilution of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Another advisory was sent before the April 10 strike called by people opposed to caste-based reservations in jobs and education.

The latest MHA missive came in the wake of massive violence in different parts of the country during the April 2 Bharat Bandh, leading to the death of about a dozen people, and vandalisation of statues in some parts of the country. The MHA asked the DMs and SPs to activate community policing initiatives to ensure peace and harmony.

 

Tags: ambedkar jayanti, bharat bandh