Two Bhim Army activists were detained on the charge of attempting to disturb peace in Shamli district, as they threatened to sit on hunger strike in support of the outfit's founder Chandrasekhar, who is lodged in a jail in Saharanpur.
After the Bharat Bandh on April 2 in which at least 11 people were killed, Chandrasekhar had announced that he would sit on a hunger strike in the jail protesting atrocities against Dalits.
One person was killed and 16 others injured in the violence between the upper caste Thakurs and the Dalits on May 5. In the violence that followed following the killing, a police chowki and 20 vehicles were set on fire by protesting Dalits on May 9.
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