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Protesing Dalits removed from Jalandhar Bypass

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, October 23, 2013
First Published: 20:40 IST(23/10/2013) | Last Updated: 20:41 IST(23/10/2013)

Police on Wednesday removed 29 members of various Dalit organisations protesting at the Jalandhar Bypass for the past two weeks seeking jobs and education for the youths of the community.


Section 144 of the CrPc was also imposed in the area on orders of deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Harsh Bansal, prohibiting assembly of more than five people.

The members of the Dalit community were rounded up under preventive detention and for disrupting traffic on Jalandhar Bypass on the national highway.

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Additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP) special branch Harmohan Singh Sandhu, who has been given additional charge of traffic, said the detention was taken as a preventive action only.

Meanwhile, supporters of Dalit leaders gathered on the spot and allegedly pelted police with stones to protest against the detention.

The protesters had blocked traffic for at least two hours on October 20.

Sources in the health department said the supporters of leaders, who were rounded up, used to call the civil surgeon office every evening claiming that the condition of leaders was not stable and required immediate attention.

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