Gulbarga, Dec 4 (UNI) Tension prevailed in Jewargi town, 40 km from here, following the alleged desecration of the Ambedkar statue by miscreants as a large number of Dalits today resorted to 'rasta roko' demanding the arrest of the perpetrators.
According to police, some miscreants put 'chappals' (sandals) on the statue of Ambedkar. Noticing this, a large number of Dalits gathered near the statue and obstructed the road.
They hurled stones at two buses damaging the windscreens. Traffic on the Bangalore-Gulbarga state highway came to a standstill following the stir.
Meanwhile, Dalits, led by Dalit Sangarsh Samithi leader Sagar, took out a procession to the Deputy Commissioner's office, demanding the arrest of the culprits.
Later, the activists assembled at the bus stand and staged a demonstration, disrupting traffic.