India, Sept. 12 -- Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has urged union urban affairs minister Hardeep Puri to initiate the process of denotification of a forest land in south Delhi's Tughlakabad for the rebuilding of the Ravidas temple, which was demolished last month and had led to widespread protests by Dalit groups.

Union urban affairs ministry spokesperson Rajeev Jain did not respond to queries.

The demolition of the temple of Sant Ravidas, worshipped by Dalits across the country, on August 10 by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) in adherence to a Supreme Court order had initially led to protests in Punjab, the state with the highest percentage of Dalits in India. The protests later spread to other states, including Haryana, Ut...