Ambedkar, grandson of B R Ambedkar, questioned the failure of Maharashtra Police to arrest right-wing Hindu activist Sambhaji Bhide.
Fadnavis faces serious threats to his life from certain pro-Hindutva elements, Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh President Prakash Ambedkar claimed.
Athawale met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and demanded action against those responsible for the Bhima Koregaon violence.
Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar said the Maharashtra government has agreed to initiate action against those who instigated caste violence in Pune district.
Burhanpur district shares common border with Jalgaon, Amravati, Buldhana, and Akola districts of Maharashtra which witnessed protests during the bandh called by dalit groups yesterday.
Maharashtra caste clash: Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani, JNU student leader Umar Khalid booked for 'inciting passions'
An FIR was lodged following a complaint by a 22-year-old student, Akshay G Bikkad, of Pune who took objections to the speeches by Mevani and Khalid at Shaniwarwada.
Over 200 buses of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation were damaged in attacks by protesters across the state during the bandh, MSRTC officials said.
Violence erupted in Pune on January 1 when Dalit groups were celebrating the bicentenary of the Bhima-Koregaon battle in which the British defeated the Peshwas of Maharashtra.
He also appealed people to keep calm and not react to provocations and said that the government will conduct inquiry into all incidents of violence across the state.
Dalit agitators are protesting the violence against the bicentennial anniversary celebration of the Bhima-Koregaon battle on January 1 in Pune district.
As soon as the Upper House convened at 2 PM after two adjournments earlier, BSP MP Satish Chandra Mishra stood up and demanded a discussion on the issue.
The Mumbai Police registered 16 FIRs and detained over 300 people in connection with protests by Dalit groups during the day-long bandh yesterday against the Bhima Koregaon caste clashes.