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Dalits protest after sanitation workers not allowed to drink water from UP temple

PTI
Published Jul 29, 2019, 2:23 pm IST
Updated Jul 29, 2019, 2:23 pm IST
The priest refused to allow them to take water from a hand-pump inside the temple and closed the door.
The workers were cleaning a drain outside the temple. (Photo: Representational)
 The workers were cleaning a drain outside the temple. (Photo: Representational)

Muzaffarnagar: Several Dalits staged a protest on Sunday after some sanitation workers were allegedly not allowed to drink water from a temple in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district, police said.

The workers were cleaning a drain outside the temple in Thana Bhawan town on Saturday. The priest refused to allow them to take water from a hand-pump inside the temple and closed the door, an officer said.

 

Several people belonging to the Valmiki caste staged a protest and demanded registration of an FIR against the priest. Police reached the spot and pacified the crowd by assuring an investigation, the officer said.

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