Hospital, clinic closures in India: What to know about the shutdowns

The shutdowns have been the most visible and controversial of the first wave of nationwide protests following the Supreme Court’s landmark verdict in the Bombay High Court on the death of Ravi Shankar Aiyar, a Hindu activist.

The first round of protests in India began on April 24, after the Bombay high court overturned the death sentence of Aiyars son, Shiv Sena leader Bikram Singh, on charges of sedition.

The next day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government announced that the government would start a national campaign to eradicate casteism, and that caste would be eliminated in schools, government-run businesses and in the education system.

India has the highest number of caste-based reservations in the world.

A day after the announcement, thousands of demonstrators in several cities gathered in the streets, chanting slogans against the government.

Many of the protesters carried placards that read, “Justice is justice.”

The protests have been organized by various groups, including the Hindu Yuva Vahini (HVV), an umbrella organization of the largest Hindu nationalist movement in India.

The HVV, which has its headquarters in the northern city of Thiruvananthapuram, has said it is the largest grassroots movement in the country.

In the past year, the HVVs has been accused of organizing violent anti-government protests in several states, including Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Karnataka.

In addition to protests against the Supreme Bench verdict, some activists have also staged street rallies, such as the March for Life on February 24 in Mumbai.

The protests in Mumbai and other cities were the culmination of years of agitation against the imposition of a caste-specific curriculum in the state, in which classes are designed to focus on Hinduism.

The state government has faced a series of legal challenges to the curriculum, which it has said is not a threat to democracy.

Activists have long sought to eliminate caste, including a call by the Hindu Right to abolish casteism and eliminate all caste from the country’s educational system.

In April, Aiyarov, a former member of the All India Hindu Mahasabha (AIM), said the government’s decision to replace caste with religion was the result of casteist and anti-democratic pressure.

Aiyakov also called for the establishment of a national religious authority, a demand that has been backed by leaders of other right-wing political parties.

Aiyarov and other HVv leaders are currently in jail awaiting trial for their role in the violent protests.

The two leaders are also accused of setting fire to a church, and have said they were not responsible for the arson.