Jadhav sustained serious injuries after he jumped off the terrace of a two-storey building in Koregaon Bhima
Bhima-Koregaon protests reflected acts that define Dalit consciousness and its agenda
The students also demanded the release of Ambedkarites arrested by police over the violence and justice for the victims of the Bhima Koregaon “caste attacks”.
Ganesh Shevale’s family and friends say he was watching a film at the time of riots, has selfie to prove it.
“The dream to see India divided and weakened, which Pakistan has been seeing for the past seventy years, is being realised by the BJP in just three years of its rule,” said Kejriwal.
14 caught on CCTV ‘manhandling’ policewomen, say cops
In a press conference in Sangli on Sunday, Abhijit Inamdar, along with members of Bhide’s Shiv Pratishthan Hindustan and representatives of some 20 outfits, had said “Bhide guruji was not against Dalits and case registered against him was false”.
An event to mark the 200th anniversary of Battle of Bhima Koregaon in Pune was marred by clashes between Maratha and Dalit groups. As many as 43 persons have been taken into custody in connection with these cases so far.
Abhijit Inamdar is believed to be a descendant of Sidnak (Mahar) Inamdar who fought for British in the1818 battle
Mumbai Police was panned for its handling of the January 3 bandh called by Dalit groups. But the police force has sought to defend its stance saying it took a professional and difficult decision to abstain from using force against the protesting mobs.
An FIR was recently lodged against the two with Pimpri police under charges of orchestrating violence during the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon on January 1.
“Babasaheb Ambedkar never promoted narrow and partisan caste- and community-based politics. He was not against the Brahmins. His protest was against the dogmas and rituals which were discriminatory and caste-driven,” said Ramdas Athawale.
According to local residents, the dispute had started after a board with an “inaccurate version” of history was put up at Vadhu Budruk on the night of December 28, near a samadhi or tomb, believed to be of ‘Govind Gopal (Mahar) Gaikwad’, a 17th century Dalit figure.
The battle lines for 2019 will be drawn around Congress representing an inclusive Hindu identity. The Opposition will paint the BJP as anti-Dalit, recalling the suicide of Rohith Vemula and other incidents.
The January 1 violence against Dalits and their protests mark the deepening of a social and political fault line in Maharashtra. Indian Express on what led to Bhima Koregaon and what could follow