Hundreds of black-clad protesters armed with bamboo poles and baseball bats fought with police officers wielding batons on a main road following a march against "smart lampposts" that was sparked by surveillance fears.
Tension prevailed in the Tughlakabad area in south Delhi after the protest by Dalits turned violent on Wednesday, prompting police to resort to "mild lathi-charge" and use tear gas to disperse the crowd, an official said.
Cries of 'Jai Bhim' rented the air as the protesters, who trooped in from Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and other states, demanded that the government hand over the concerned plot of land to the community and rebuild the temple.
Dr Payal Tadvi was allegedly harassed by her seniors at Topiwala National Medical College in Mumbai. From Jalgaon district, she would have been the first specialist, a post-graduate doctor from the Tadvi Muslim Bhil community
Hardik Patel's deteriorating health prompted the politicians on his side to ask him to give up his fast and preserve his health “for the larger cause of farmers and for the bigger fight that lay ahead.”