The opposition Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today asked the Congress government to withdraw all cases registered against Dalits in connection with clashes with members of Hindu right-wing groups in Phagwara in Punjab.
The Scheduled Caste Wing of the SAD also demanded the arrests of the "perpetrators of the ghastly unprovoked attack" on Dalits on April 13.
It said that a case had been registered against 16 people, but only four of them had been arrested till now.
The clashes broke out between members of a Dalit outfit and Hindu right-wing groups on April 13 over installation of a board carrying a picture of B R Ambedkar at Gol Chowk here on National Highway (NH)-1.
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