Bhima Koregaon Clash: All You Need To Know About Dalit and Maratha’s Violent Clash.
Bhima Koregaon Clash leads to Mumbai Bandh.
Dalit organizations call for bandh in Maharashtra tomorrow. The violent clash took place yesterday in Bhima Koregaon near Pune. The state of Maharashtra has reportedly witnessed violent clash yesterday after lakhs of Dalits gathered in the city to attend an event to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon. This resulted in the death of one person and many injured. Dalit and Maratha’s clashes in Pune has affected many parts of Mumbai.
Roads are blocked by the protesters in Mumbai. Many trains operations were blocked by hundreds of people at Mulund, Chembur, Bhandup, Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar in Vikhroli and Nehru Nagar in Kurla. Shops were forcibly shut down.
Following the riots and protests, there is a call for bandh in Maharashtra tomorrow.
“There are groups of people attempting a Rasta Roko (to block the way). The police have managed to avoid it so far.”Additional Commission of Police Lakhmi Gautam said.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has ordered a judicial investigation and CID inquiry into the death of a youth. He also announced assistance of Rs 10 lakh to his kin.
Here is what others have said:
- Strict action will be taken against all those who are spreading rumors and trying to invoke violence, the CM said in the video posted online.
Maharashtra CM @Dev_Fadnavis orders judicial enquiry for #BhimaKoregaon incident.
Also orders a CID enquiry for the death of a youth & an assistance of ₹10 lakh to his kin.
Strict action will be taken against the all those who are spreading rumours & trying to invoke violence. pic.twitter.com/TvMVVgSWRV
— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) January 2, 2018
- Ramdas Athavale, MP said: “Spoke to Maharashtra CM, demand that this matter should be inquired; action must be taken against the culprits so that such incidents don’t re-occur.”
- Sharad Pawar, NCP chief said: “People have been going there for last 200 years, nothing like this ever happened. It was expected that more people will be there on the 200th anniversary. More attention was needed in the matter.”
Mumbai Police also Tweeted:
“Don’t believe in rumors. Traffic on Eastern expressway was affected due to protests. It’s moving now. Traffic at Chembur Naka is still affected. There is nothing to panic. Verify facts with police officers and men before posting anything on social media.”
— chemburstreets (@chemburstreets) January 2, 2018
— Rakesh (@rakeshcamin) January 2, 2018
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