Police personnel were deployed outside a Hanuman temple in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district Wednesday as priests of the area sought protection after a group of Dalit activists entered the shrine and started performing rituals.
The group went into the temple, where one of them assumed the role of a priest and started performing rituals, police said.
Priests of different Hanuman temples in the area have sought police protection after the incident. They also lodged a complaint at Kotwali police station.
SHO Anil Kumar Kapervan said they were looking into the complaint.
Addressing a rally in Rajasthan's Alwar district, the chief minister had said, "Lord Hanuman was a forest dweller, deprived and a Dalit. 'Bajrang Bali' worked to connect all Indian communities together, from north to south and east to west".
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