Bhim Army protests over Ravidas temple, 91 arrested including party chief Chandrasekhar
Bhim Army protests over Ravidas temple, 91 arrested including party chief Chandrasekhar

NEW DELHI: So far 91 people have been arrested in the violence that elapsed on Wednesday night in Tughlakabad, the national capital. It also includes Bhim Army Chief Chandrasekhar Azad alias Ravana. On Thursday morning, the entire area has been converted into a cantonment. Paramilitary forces were also deployed in the entire area along with Delhi Police personnel. More than 15 policemen were injured and dozens of vehicles were vandalized during the Tughlakabad violence on Wednesday night.

Police have registered a case against all the 91 accused arrested for rioting, damaging public and private property. All the accused will be produced before the Saket Court today. On Wednesday evening, Dalits staged a massive protest at Ramlila Maidan against the demolition of the Sant Ravidas temple in Tughlakabad area. The movement was attended by Dalit community leaders and Bhim Army chief Chandrasekhar. Delhi Government Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam was also present on the occasion. A large number of Dalits from Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh participated in the protest.

After that, there was a lot of uproar for several hours. After the rally at Ramlila Maidan, thousands of Dalits reached Tughlakabad and started stone-pelting. Dozens of people, including 15 policemen, were injured during the violence. In retaliation, the police resorted to lathi-charge and resorted to several rounds of aerial firing. But when the situation did not improve, arrests were made.

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