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Ravidas Temple Demolition: Bhim Army Chief Held as Protest Turns Violent in Delhi

India | News18 | August 21, 2019, 11:30 pm
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 Over 50 protesters, including the Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, were detained by the Delhi Police after a Dalit protest over demolition of Saint Ravidas temple turned violent in south Delhi's Tughlakabad area on Wednesday. The Delhi Police resorted to mild lathicharge and used tear gas to disperse the violent agitators after they set an ablaze couple of two-wheelers and attacked a police vehicle. They also pelted stones. According to a senior police official, Azad was taken to the Kalkaji police station in the southeast district in the night and is being questioned. The police may lodge an FIR against for rioting and unlawful activities.<br /><br />Police personnel baton charge activists of Bhim Army during a rally to protest against the demolishment of Ravidas Mandir in Tughlakabad on the orders of the Supreme Court, near Ravidas Chowk in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Over 50 protesters, including the Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, were detained by the Delhi Police after a Dalit protest over demolition of Saint Ravidas temple turned violent in south Delhi's Tughlakabad area on Wednesday. The Delhi Police resorted to mild lathicharge and used tear gas to disperse the violent agitators after they set an ablaze couple of two-wheelers and attacked a police vehicle. They also pelted stones. According to a senior police official, Azad was taken to the Kalkaji police station in the southeast district in the night and is being questioned. The police may lodge an FIR against for rioting and unlawful activities.

Police personnel baton charge activists of Bhim Army during a rally to protest against the demolishment of Ravidas Mandir in Tughlakabad on the orders of the Supreme Court, near Ravidas Chowk in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 Vehicles damaged during the Bhim Army rally to protest against the demolishment of Ravidas Mandir in Tughlakabad on the orders of the Supreme Court, near Ravidas Chowk in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

Vehicles damaged during the Bhim Army rally to protest against the demolishment of Ravidas Mandir in Tughlakabad on the orders of the Supreme Court, near Ravidas Chowk in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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 A burnt motorcycle is seen during the Bhim Army rally to protest against the demolishment of Ravidas Mandir in Tughlakabad on the orders of the Supreme Court, near Ravidas Chowk in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

A burnt motorcycle is seen during the Bhim Army rally to protest against the demolishment of Ravidas Mandir in Tughlakabad on the orders of the Supreme Court, near Ravidas Chowk in New Delhi. (Image: PTI)

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