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Dalits visiting a war memorial at Koregaon Bhima in Pune district came under attack on January 1, leading to massive protests and a shut-down across the state two days later.
Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Thursday said that Dalits are only replying to the attacks on them.
He was referring to the recent attack on Dalits in Pune who were celebrating 200 years of the victory of British troops over Peshwa Bajirao II's Army in Koregaon Bhima.
Fadnavis faces serious threats to his life from certain pro-Hindutva elements, Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh President Prakash Ambedkar claimed.
All the accused were arrested from Pune on the basis of cases registered against them, said Pune police.
The state government today handed over a cheque of Rs 10 lakh compensation to the family members of Rahul Phatangale, who was killed during the violence at Bhima Koregaon on January 1.
The district police yesterday arrested 12 more people, including three minors, in connection with the January 1 caste clashes that broke out in and around Koregaon Bhima village.
Maharashtra Chief Secretary Sumit Mullick's retirement plans deferred due to Bhima Koregaon controversy
Mullick is from Scheduled Caste (SC) background and administration feels it will go against it in the current situation if he resigns now, the officer added.
The event was attended by Gujarat MLA and Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani, JNU student leader Umar Khalid, Rohit Vemula's mother Radhika Vemula and Prakash Ambedkar.
The attack on Dalits at Bhima Koregaon on January 1 led to a statewide bandh on January 3 which turned violent at several places leading to large-scale vandalism of public property.
Bhim Army chief Ashok Kamble in preventive detention prior to protest against Bhima-Koregaon violence
Kamble was to hold a meeting in suburban Mulund today to protest the January 1 violence at Bhima-Koregaon and Mulund police said that he was detained in view of this protest.
Pawar has said that the movement won’t lose its pragmatism, though it relies on emotive issues at times.
The Battle of Koregaon was between 2,000 Maratha soldiers of Peshwa Baji Rao II and 800 East India Company soldiers.
The protestors alleged that the BJP-led Maharashtra government and the central government have been trying to protect two accused Sambhaji Bhide and Milind Ekbote.
Athawale, a prominent Dalit leader, said there was tension in the area even prior to the 200th anniversary of the Bhima-Koregaon battle on January 1.