Dalits stage protest after miscreants 'deface' Ambedkar flex

Dalits stage protest after miscreants 'deface' Ambedkar flex

Some miscreants defaced the flexboard of Dr Ambedkar Welfare Association at Melapura village in the taluk triggering a snap protest on Wednesday. The protesting Dalits alleged that Dr Ambedkar had been insulted by the miscreants.

Six booked

One of the villagers lodged a complaint with the police against six persons of the village, who had allegedly defaced the board thereby hurting their sentiments.

A case has been lodged against the six persons under IPC 295 (insulting national leaders). Deputy SP Vishwanath, CPI C M Ravindra visited the spot and recorded the statements.

DAR platoon and police have been deputed in the village as a precautionary measure.

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