Update at 10:35 AM: Drones being used by officials to conduct surveillance in Gwalior in the wake of protests against the amendment of SC/ST act.
Update at 10:20 AM: Protests erupt in Navghar area of Thane against the amendment of SC/ST act.
Update at 9:46 AM: Forces have been divided judiciously across the districts. It has been peaceful till now. Nobody can force anyone to be a part of the bandh: Bhopal police to ANI
Update at 9:40 AM: Huge number of security personnel have been deployed in Bhopal in the wake of SC/ST act protests.
Update at 9:30 AM: People can be seen burning effigy in Varanasi as protest against SC/ST act continues.
Update at 9:15 AM: In Bihar, protestors have stopped a train as their cry against the amendment of SC/ST act intensifies.
In the wake of a 'Bharat Bandh', which has been called by fringe groups on September 6 against the amendment of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, section 144 has been imposed in many parts of Madhya Pradesh, with schools and colleges in Gwalior shut down, and petrol pumps ordered to remain shut from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Around 35 organizations are protesting against the act which was passed by the government in Lok Sabha earlier this year in August. It came on the wake of protests in April by lower caste groups, who were demanding the amendment to be go through.