The department recommended this initiative to fight caste biases across the state. In the recent past, many such cases have surfaced where Dalits and OBCs are denied services at barber shops and in some cases upper caste members boycott the salon if the barber belongs to the Dalit community.
The two other worst-hit districts are Faridabad and Sonipat, which, like Gurgaon, fall in the National Capital Region next to Delhi. Together, these three districts account for more than 4,000 cases and 46 of the 64 deaths as on June 11.
Tapping on the trend, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday released a short video clip that says 'Rinkiya has unmasked the lies' — an attack on Kejriwal and the 'failure of its government to provide clean water to Delhi'.
Giving examples of nightlife in London and Indore city of Madhya Pradesh, Aaditya Thackeray said Mumbai, too, should not lag behind in providing similar facilities to people at night as the metropolis functions 24x7.
The Saibaba Sansthan Trust had decided to shut down the temple town for visitors indefinitely from January 19. However, dismissing rumours, a top temple management official said the temple will remain open.