26 March 2018, 13:31 PM
One of the our biggest demands is that Bhimra Koregaon accused Sambhaji Bhide is arrested soon. The Chief Minister has given us time to meet, we will go to meet him from here and keep ourdemands: Prakash Ambedkar
26 March 2018, 12:32 PM
Milind Ekbote, an accused in Bhima Koregaon violence, was sent to 14 days judicial custody last week by a sessions court in Pune. He was booked under relevant sections of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act for allegedly orchestrating the violence.
26 March 2018, 12:30 PM
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26 March 2018, 12:27 PM
Later, protests by the Dalits had spread to several towns and cities in Maharashtra, including capital Mumbai. The protests were led by Prakash Ambedkar who had called a 'Maharashtra bandh' to protest against the government's 'failure' to stop the violence. It was called off after talks with the state government.
26 March 2018, 12:26 PM
It had led to clashes between the two groups, leading to prohibitory orders being imposed in the entire Pune district. Rahul Fatangale, 28, from Nanded was killed in the subsequent violence.
26 March 2018, 12:25 PM
On January 1, Dalits had congregated around the Victory Pillar (Vijay Stambh) erected by the British in Sanaswadi village when stone pelting had taken place, allegedly by some right-wing groups. The incident took place during an event to commemorate the bicentenary of the Bhima-Koregaon battle.