A Dalit rally in Una on Monday. | PTI
Several Dalits returning from ''Dalit pride march'' in Una were beaten up on Monday night by people of other communities in two villages near the city in Gir Somnath district of Saurashtra region in Gujarat.
Four policemen also received injuries in the clashes and they were hospitalised. Police had to open fire in the air and burst tear gas shells to disperse mobs.
Dalits, who were assaulted, allege that the police did little to protect them from their attackers. Twenty-six people have been arrested so far.