Protests in Ludhiana after four drown while immersing Ganesha idol

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Relatives of four youngsters, who drowned in river Sutlej on Sunday, with several others protesting at Jagraon Bridge in Ludhiana on Monday. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

Relatives of four youngsters, who drowned in river Sutlej on Sunday, with several others protesting at Jagraon Bridge in Ludhiana on Monday. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

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Four youth, all in their early 20s, had drowned in the Sutlej on Sunday after they lost their footing in the deep waters while immersing a Ganesha idol near Ladhowal. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

Four youth, all in their early 20s, had drowned in the Sutlej on Sunday after they lost their footing in the deep waters while immersing a Ganesha idol near Ladhowal. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

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Traffic was halted as the protesters blocked the Jagraon Bridge in Ludhiana for at least 6 hours on Monday. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

Traffic was halted as the protesters blocked the Jagraon Bridge in Ludhiana for at least 6 hours on Monday. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

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The protesters also stopped three trains at Ludhiana railway station for more than four hours. (JS Grewal/HT Photo )

The protesters also stopped three trains at Ludhiana railway station for more than four hours. (JS Grewal/HT Photo )

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Heavy police was deputed to manage the crowd. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

Heavy police was deputed to manage the crowd. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

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The protesters raising slogans in front of a train that was stopped on Monday. (JS Grewal/HT Photo )

The protesters raising slogans in front of a train that was stopped on Monday. (JS Grewal/HT Photo )

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The passengers were forced to leave the railway station as the protest turned violent and the trains were cancelled. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

The passengers were forced to leave the railway station as the protest turned violent and the trains were cancelled. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

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The protesters demanded a case of murder registered against the divers who denied helping the families of victims until they paid them Rs 15,000. (JS Grewal / HT Photo)

The protesters demanded a case of murder registered against the divers who denied helping the families of victims until they paid them Rs 15,000. (JS Grewal / HT Photo)

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The protesters also alleged that the police did not turn up at Sutlej River for their help, otherwise the lives of their kin could have been saved. (JS Grewal/HT Photo )

The protesters also alleged that the police did not turn up at Sutlej River for their help, otherwise the lives of their kin could have been saved. (JS Grewal/HT Photo )

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The protesters pelted police and the trains with stones, and clashed with the passengers who resisted. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

The protesters pelted police and the trains with stones, and clashed with the passengers who resisted. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

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Two policemen were hurt as the protesters took to stone-pelting. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

Two policemen were hurt as the protesters took to stone-pelting. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

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Cops had to baton charge the agitators, which injured three of them. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

Cops had to baton charge the agitators, which injured three of them. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

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Protesters scattered as the cops cane charged them. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

Protesters scattered as the cops cane charged them. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

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Protesters showing their bruises as they were cane charged by cops in an attempt to disperse the crowd. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

Protesters showing their bruises as they were cane charged by cops in an attempt to disperse the crowd. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

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A protester shows bruises as he was hit by the cops during canecharge in Ludhiana on Monday. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

A protester shows bruises as he was hit by the cops during canecharge in Ludhiana on Monday. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

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Protesters pelted stones at the cops at Ludhiana railway station on Monday. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

Protesters pelted stones at the cops at Ludhiana railway station on Monday. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

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Cops cane charging the protesters in Ludhiana on Monday. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

Cops cane charging the protesters in Ludhiana on Monday. (JS Grewal/HT Photo)

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