Chandan Haygunde

Articles By Chandan Haygunde

Pune: Man claims assault by police; probe ordered

The man, Mayur Khole, a resident of Patil Estate slum in Shivajinagar, says that he belongs to the Hindu Matang community, and heads an ‘Ayodhya Group’ of over 100 local youths. His father Suresh has been associated with Patit Pavan Sanghatna, a Hindutva group, for many years.

Employer ‘forcing labourer to eat excreta’, is this not Hindu terrorism: activists ask PM

The alleged incident took place in Jambhe village of Mulshi taluka on March 13.

Pune: Protest on April 12 against owner of brick kiln who ‘made Dalit eat human excreta’

Following the complaint, Pimpri Chinchwad police arrested brick kiln owner Sandip Pawar (42), who belongs to the upper caste Maratha community. Pawar was, however, released on bail a few days later.

Brick kiln owner held for ‘making Dalit labourer eat human excreta’

The labourer, Sunil Anil Pawale (22), who is from the Scheduled Caste Matang community, has lodged the first information report (FIR) in this case at the Hinjewadi police station.

Inquiry commission visits Shaniwar Wada, seeks information on permission for Elgaar Parishad

Set up by the state government, the two-member commission is looking into the factors that led to the violence in Koregaon Bhima area on January 1, 2018. It has held several hearings and heard depositions from several witnesses, historians and others.

‘Pakistani’ woman born in Pune rejoices as she becomes Indian citizen again

As per an order by the Union Home Ministry, issued in December 2016, the district collectors of Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Thane were conferred with the power to grant citizenship to minorities from Pakistan living in their jurisdictions.

Elgaar Parishad case chargesheet: Under cover of democratic front organisations, accused worked secretly for CPI-Maoist, say police

Police claim that Rao, Ferreira, Gonsalves and Bharadwaj, who were arrested last year and are currently lodged in Yerwada jail, are active members of the banned CPI-Maoist.

Elgaar Parishad case: Top Maoist leader Ganapathy among five chargesheeted

Ganapathy’s addition takes the number of accused in this case to 23. Charges have now been framed against 15 of these, under provisions of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and the Indian Penal Code.

Pimpri-Chinchwad police personnel visit Kashmiri migrants in Thergaon

The families with around 45 people claim to be labourers working in the handicraft business and they come to Pune every year around November and return in March.

Maharashtra govt: Virginity test to be registered as sexual harassment case if victim files complaint

The Indian Express had first reported about the movement started by members of ‘Stop the V-Ritual’ Whatsapp group against “virginity tests” after one of them, Siddhant Dashrath Indrekar (21), had complained against the caste panchayat at the Vishrantwadi police station on November 25, 2017.

Elgaar Parishad case: Teltumbde arrested, released; court says action illegal, contempt of SC

The union has also supported the arrested activists over the last one year, claiming that they were being targeted for voicing their opinion against the government.

Patthalgarhi II in Maharashtra district: warning messages removed, probe on

During the Patthalgarhi movement, several villages of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh last year put up similar messages inscribed on stone slabs, seeking to declare supremacy of the gram sabha while asking the government to stay away.

Koregaon Bhima inquiry panel hearing: Videos show incidents of flag waving, altercations

Ravindra Lahuji Chandane of Murbad in Thane district, a leader of Republican Party of India (Secular) and an eyewitness to the Koregaon Bhima violence, was cross-examined on Tuesday by advocate Pradeep Gavade, who represented witness Sagar Shinde.

Patthalgarhi-II in Maharashtra district: Signboards warn visitors

A few tribal-dominated villages in Dahanu taluka of Palghar district, on the Maharashtra-Gujarat border, have put up signboards announcing that laws made by Parliament or the State Assembly are not applicable in these areas.

Pune’s red light area: Maximum women from West Bengal followed by Karnataka, Nepal

Women from at least 22 states were found in Pune’s red light area. Police have prepared a list of these women along with details like their names, photographs and identity cards. Police said it was being done to ensure no new women and minors were forced into prostitution in the red light area.

Pune: Cops seek ban on protests at Shaniwar Wada, other spots

Pune City Police is investigating the alleged Maoist links of the organisers of Elgaar Parishad, a one-day conference held ahead of the 200th commemoration of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon.

Koregaon Bhima: In affidavit to probe panel, Pune police seek ban on protests at Shaniwar Wada

The affidavit also stated that “people from outside” gather in Pune for “social and political programmes and agitations” and “they are provoked for disturbing peace and causing riot-like incidents”.

Bhima Koregaon case: Court allows Milind Ekbote to speak at public rally, talk to media

Accused Milind Ekbote was booked under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act following a complaint lodged by Anita Savale, a Dalit woman. Another Hindutva leader, Sambhaji Bhide, was a co-accused in the FIR.

Pune court relaxes Milind Ekbote’s bail conditions

The court relaxed conditions regarding his attendance at police station every week and allowed him to speak at public rallies and press conferences.

Police bust ‘sex racket’ at Pune spa, rescue 4 women from Thailand

At 6 pm on Thursday, a team from the Vimantal police station raided the spot and rescued four women from Thailand, who were in their 30s and 40s, and sent them to a rescue home.