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Bhim Army plans to install bust of Ravidas at site of demolished temple

The Bhim Army is planning to install a bust of Sant Ravidas at the site of a temple dedicated to the 15th-century spiritual leader which was demolished by the DDA, its leaders said on Wednesday.

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New Delhi Published on: August 21, 2019 23:56 IST
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Bhim Army plans to install bust of Ravidas at site of demolished temple

The Bhim Army is planning to install a bust of Sant Ravidas at the site of a temple dedicated to the 15th-century spiritual leader which was demolished by the DDA, its leaders said on Wednesday.

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad has promised to install a bust of Sant Ravidas at the site. He said that if he dies, his body should be taken to the temple, a leader of the Dalit group said. 

The temple was demolished by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on August 10 on the orders of the Supreme Court. Tension prevailed in the Tughlakabad area in south Delhi after a protest by Dalits against the demolition of the temple turned violent on Wednesday, prompting police to resort to "mild lathi-charge" and use tear gas to disperse the crowd, an official said.

According to police, the protesters set fire to two motorcycles and vandalised a police vehicle, causing injuries to a few policemen.

 

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