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Congress protests violence against Dalits in Gujarat, burns PM’s effigy

punjab Updated: Jul 24, 2016 19:49 IST
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Congress members protesting in Phagwara on Sunday.(HT Photo)

Congress activists on Sunday held a protest here over violence against Dalits in Gujarat and burnt an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The protesters, led by Kapurthala Congress district president Joginder Singh Mann, protested near the bus stand and on National Highway-1. Traffic remained disrupted for 15 minutes on NH-1.

“BJP is an anti-Dalit government, which is creating differences between communities. This is the Modi model that created violence in Gujarat and he wants to execute this across the state,” Mann said, while addressing the protesters.

Mann criticised the PM for not speaking a single word on the violence in Gujarat.

Mann also condemned the Punjab government for suspending DSP of Phagwara Kanwalpreet Singh and transferring SP Phagwara Ajinder Singh to Chandigarh after a communal clash between Shiv Sena activists and Muslims.

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