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Dalit violence: Nasik remains peaceful

The situation in the district, which saw large-scale violence, is well under control with RAF holding a road-march.

india Updated: Dec 02, 2006 15:25 IST

Normalcy remained in the district on Saturday which witnessed large-scale violence since Wednesday following the reported desecration of Babasaheb Ambedkar's statue in Kanpur.

The situation in Nasik Road area, which saw large-scale violence, was well under control with the Rapid Action Force holding a road-march there and in other areas like Vihitgaon and Jail Road, police said.

Several vehicles, including 15 state-run transport buses were damaged on Wednesday and all commercial activities ground to a halt after protestors came out into the streets decrying the statue's defacement.

According to Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation officials, city buses were plying as usual on Saturday.

The Republican Party of India called for a bandh in Trimbakeshwar, Niphad and Lasalgaon towns on Saturday, which is being observed peacefully, police said.

Activists will submit a memorandum to the Yeola and Satana tehsildars on Saturday, they said.

First Published: Dec 02, 2006 13:54 IST