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Dalits offer puja at Hanuman temple

Press Trust of India  |  Muzaffarnagar (UP) 

A week after Minister triggered a row by calling Lord a Dalit, a group of Dalits offered prayers at a temple here Tuesday, police said.

Police said they removed the group, led by Kranti Dal

They had also put up a banner of 'Mandir, Hanuman Chowk, Muzaffarnagar' in front of the temple, the said.

The group went into the temple, where one of them assumed the role of a and started offering prayers, a said.

Last Tuesday, addressing a rally in Rajasthan's district, Adityanath had said, "Lord Hanuman was a forest dweller, deprived and a worked to connect all Indian communities together, from north to south and east to west."

On Sunday, had urged members of the community to take over all Hanuman temples in the country and appoint Dalits as priests there.

On Tuesday, joined the row by claiming that Hanuman was "a Dalit and a slave of 'manuwadi' people".

"Lord Hanuman was a Dalit and a slave of 'manuwadi' people. He was a Dalit and a human. He did all for Lord then why he was given a tail and his face was blackened. Why was he made a monkey?," Phule said.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 17:40 IST