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ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS-New Thrust of Caste Mobilisation

collectorate, it was converted into a dharna. When a group of representatives went in to meet the collector, they were stopped by a police cordon, which did not deter them. As they broke the cordon, the police responded with brutal lathi-charge, seriously injuring at least 50-60 people, who sustained fractures on their arms, legs and head. The crowd dispersed to a nearby school. When they gathered again at the dharna spot, they were lathi-charged once again, litis time another 100 were injured, in the same manner. The dharna continued, despite the repression. Organisations like Narmada Bachao Andolan, Shetkari Sanghatana, Khedut Mazdoor Chetna Sanghat were amongst those that had attended the rally.

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