Protests continued in some parts of Gujarat today over the brutal thrashing of Dalits at a village in Una town of Gir Somnath district, even as many political leaders met the victims and their families.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi visited Mota Samadhiyala village in Una to meet families of the victims.
Incidents of violence were reported on Wednesday night in Rajkot and Mehsana, while protest marches were today held in Limbdi and Surat, police said.
In Rajkot, a BRTS bus stand was damaged, while a state transport bus was damaged at Unjha in Mehasana district on Wednesday night though nobody was hurt, they said, adding barring sporadic incidents, nothing major has been reported so far today.
The state transport bus service resumed today after remaining suspended on Wednesday in view of the protest, officials said.
Dalit protesters tried to block a train today for a short while near a railway station at Udhna in Surat. Thousands of protesters took out a rally and blocked the Ahmedabad-bound Navjivan Express for some time before police managed to clear the tracks. A rally was also taken out in Limbdi town of Surendranagar district.
In Modasa of Arvalli district, shops were shut against the forced closure and damages suffered during the bandh called by Dalits.
Meanwhile, NCP leader Praful Patel along with his party's Gujarat MLAs, Jayant Patel and Kandhal Jadeja, met one victim, Bhanubhai Sarvaiya, and his family members at Mota Samadhiyala in Una and offered them compensation of Rs 2 lakh.