Dalits under the banner of the Kula Vivaksha Porata Samiti (KVPS) staged a dharna in front of the office of the Mandal Revenue Officer (MRO) in Pamuru on Saturday demanding restoration of their burial ground encroached upon allegedly by upper caste people in Bommanapadu village in Prakasam district.

Leading the protest, KVPS District Secretary A. Malyadri contended that upper caste people in the village coming under Vangapalli Panachayat had created “fake land records” colluding with the revenue officials at the grassroots level.

Cases should be booked under SC/ST Atrocities prevention act and burial ground should be restored to Dalits, said its Division Secretary A. Malyadri.