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UP: Dalits, cops clash over Ambedkar statue, 6 hurt
March 16, 2007 18:50 IST
Six policemen were injured in a clash with Dalits over installation of a statue of B R Ambedkar on a disputed plot of land in a village near Ballia, police said on Friday.
The trouble started on Thursday night when a police team went to Patnari village and tried to remove the Ambedkar statue erected by Dalits on a disputed piece of land there, they said.
They said the angry Dalits hurled stones at them, leaving six policemen injured, after police used batons to disperse the mob.
Two persons have been arrested in this connection and the injured admitted to a local hospital, police said adding, that the situation in the village was now under control.