Bhima Koregaon Violence: After Gujarat, Dalit Agitation reaches Madhya Pradesh

New Delhi, Jan 4: After Gujarat, Dalit agitation over Bhima Koregaon Violence reached to Madhya Pradesh on Thursday.

Protestors vandalised 12 buses at Pushpak Bus Stand in Burhanpur during bandh over communal violence. During which a bus driver injured.

Earlier in a day, Gujarat also witnessed agitation, as angry protesters blocked the Madhuram by-pass road in Junagarh, which led to a disruption of traffic movements.

On Tuesday, Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh President Prakash Ambedkar called for Maharashtra Shutdown’ but later in the evening it was withdrawn.

He demanded that the state government should slap murder charges on the perpetrators of the violence and subsequent death of a youth in Koregaon-Bhima incident of January 1.

The disturbances triggered in the village of Koregaon-Bhima on January 1 during the 200th-anniversary celebrations of the Anglo-Maratha War between the Army of Peshwa Bajirao II with a small force of East India Company that comprised a large number of Dalits.

During clashes, Rahul Fatangale of Nanded lost his life and more than 30 vehicles, including buses, police vans and private vehicles, were torched or damaged.


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