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Dalits take out march in Delhi to protest demolition of Ravidas temple

Bhim Sena chief Chandrashekhar Azad and thousands of people from different dalit organizations block road outside civic Centre over demolition of Ravidas temple.

Bhim Sena chief Chandrashekhar Azad and thousands of people from different dalit organizations block road outside civic Centre over demolition of Ravidas temple.   | Photo Credit: Nikhil M. Babu

We are going to the temple and will protest till the temple is rebuilt: Bheem Sena chief Chandrashekhar Azad

Bhim Sena chief Chandrashekhar Azad and thousands of people from different Dalit organisations are marching to the site where a temple of Ravidas was demolished in Tughlakabad in Delhi, despite being stopped by the police.

The protestors were carrying sticks and flags.

M.S. Randhawa, Deputy Commissioner of Police (central), who was present on the ground, requested the protestors to go by bus as the location is about 16 km away and would cause problems for citizens.

The temple in Tughlakabad was allegedly demolished by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) earlier this month. The DDA later said that the demolition was carried out following Supreme Court orders.

Mr. Azad, surrounded by a circle of supporters, told The Hindu, “We are going to the temple and will protest till the temple is rebuilt.”

Around 3 pm, the protestors entered Connaught Place, a shopping hub, in the heart of Delhi.

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Printable version | Mar 31, 2020 1:28:30 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/dalits-take-out-march-in-delhi-to-protest-demolition-of-ravidas-temple/article29203062.ece

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