As the violence escalated, the entire Morena town was placed under prohibitory orders, which bans a gathering of more than three people. Curfew was also imposed in adjoining Gwalior and Bhind districts, officials said.
Major cities like Bhopal and Indore, too, saw violence. Trains were stopped at many places, including Morena. The government had blocked cellphone internet in all three districts after the violence broke out.
A report from Jhabua said protesters looted shops during the agitation, triggering tension in the tribal town, reported news agency Press Trust of India.
Dalit groups have accused the government of failing to present their case properly in court and demanded that it filed a review petition.
Today, the government filed a petition in the Supreme Court asking for a rethink on the order. "We have filed a very comprehensive review (petition)... senior lawyers will argue (the case) with all authority," Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
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