AMRITSAR, Jan. 30 -- The protesters on Wednesday lifted the dharna after police dropped attempt to murder charges against nine people accused of trying to vandalise folk dancers' statues from the Heritage Street leading to the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

The police also assured the protesters that other charges slapped against the accused will be dropped. The administration has covered the statues with tarpaulins, assuring to shift them within 30 days.

Those arrested for the January 15 vandalism bid are Ravinder Singh of Ganaur village in SBS Nagar; Maninder Singh and Harwinder Singh of Rupnagar; Gursewak Singh of Hussanpur village in Batala; Ranjit Singh of Chabhal village and Amarbir Singh of Manjh village in Tarn Taran; Rajbir Singh and...