As the protests called by Dalit groups turned violent, it is receiving a lot of criticism and backlash. In the Bharat Bandh violence, many casualties were reported, public properties were vandalized, and buses were torched. Many people were also killed. Public transportation was deeply got affected.
Here is what Twitteratts have to say on the reported violence. They expressed their concerns and objections.
Dalits have a legitimate right to protest but no one has the right to burn buses, destroy public property. Let the courts decide on SC/ST act but when you take law into your own hands you lose the moral upper hand. #BharatBandh— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) April 2, 2018
Trains stopped. Vehicles burnt. Highways blocked. Police attacked. Nation being held hostage. People are terrorised. No voice to oppose this goondaism. Sad....#BharatBandh— Manak Gupta (@manakgupta) April 2, 2018
Most of the People who are doing #BharatBandh, don't even know what are they protesting for? Loss due to Violence across India must be recovered from Political Parties, Organizations, NGOs etc who organized this Bandh. I wonder How one can justify Arrest without Proofs & Non-Bail— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) April 2, 2018
Upper Caste Intellectuals who supported #Padmavati bandh just to ban a movie are preaching lessons of Traffic chaos & Essential Services disruptions over today's #BharatBandh— Rinku (@indcheated2014) April 2, 2018
If your dignity lies in Padmavati, then Prevention of Atrocities Act ensures dignified life of Dalits
#BharatBandh is an excuse for Violence in all India for Political ambitions. Protesters don't know reasons of damaging Public & Private Property. Supreme Court didn't demolish SC/ST Act, but issue guidelines to prevent Misuse. What's wrong in it? Every law need reforms with time.— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) April 2, 2018