Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Tuesday condemned attacks on Dalits during nationwide protests on the previous day.
He said the entire country should stand by the Dalits, who have been economically, socially and politically suppressed for generations.
In a statement, the Chief Minister said the governments should ensure that the laws and acts made for the Dalits were implemented properly.
The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief demanded that the judiciary take into account the feelings, agony and opinion of the Dalits.
He urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak with the Supreme Court Chief Justice in this regard.
"The Central government should take a sympathetic view on the ongoing agitation launched by the Dalits who are crestfallen with the Supreme Court guidelines. The Centre also should repose faith among the Dalits and assure them that it stands by them," Rao added.
Violent protests on Monday claimed nine lives against a Supreme Court order that dilutes the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.
Meanwhile, the toll in the violence in Madhya Pradesh during the Bharat Bandh rose to eight on Tuesday with the discovery of one more body in the state's Bhind, police said.
Curfew continued on Tuesday in various parts of Gwalior, Bhind and Morena districts even as reports of sporadic violence and tension were reported, despite the heavy police deployment and the arrival of central paramilitary forces.
Train services continued to remain affected with trains coming from Delhi running five to 10 hours late, while passengers remained stranded at Gwalior, Bani, Bhopal and Itarsi stations.
In Haryana, the police arrested 100 people for violent incidents related to the protest. Incidents of violence in the state were reported from Bhiwani, Rohtak, Kaithal, Ambala, Yamunanagar, Hisar, Jind, Sirsa and some other places.