Dalit bodies protest demolition of Ravidas temple in Delhi

Dalit organisations are organising a state-wide bandh in Punjab today to protest the demolition of the 15th century Guru Ravidas temple in Delhi. Demanding restoration of the historic temple, the ruling Congress party in the state has also joined the Dalit organisations’ stir. Given the state-wide protest, the police have increased security to avoid any untoward situation. State ministers Charanjit Channi and Aruna Chaudhary held discussions with the Dalit bodies and dera heads on Monday, assuring support to carry out peaceful protests.

Meanwhile, Ravidas Samaj bodies have also extended support to protestors. They have also threatened to hold a protest outside Guru Gobind Singh Stadium, where the CM would attend the Independence Day event.

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