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LIVE: Mumbai, Pune on alert as BR Ambedkar's grandson calls for bandh

Dalit groups on Tuesday staged protests in Chembur and other parts of Mumbai, resulting in massive traffic snarls, including on the Mumbai-Panvel highway.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 21:44
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Dalit groups on Tuesday staged protests in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra, resulting in massive traffic snarls, including on the Mumbai-Panvel highway.

A day earlier, violence erupted in the village of Koregaon-Bhima 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.

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Complaint lodged against Jignesh Mevani and Umar Khalid at Pune's Deccan Police Station. Complainant alleges that they made provocative statements that led to tension between two communities.

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BSP chief Mayawati lashes out at BJP, blames Maharashtra government for Bhima Koregaon violence

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi tweets:

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Case registered against two people at Pune's Pimpri Police Station: DCP Ganesh Shinde

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Activist and grandson of BR Ambedkar, Prakash Ambedkar calls for Maharashtra bandh on Wednesday.

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As many as 132 buses got damaged in Maharashtra due to the ongoing violence.

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More than 100 people have been detained over different locations: Mumbai Police PRO

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Mumbai Special train services are being run on Harbour line between CSMT-Kurla and Mankhurd. All other services on Central Railway are running normally.

2 January 2018, 17:37 PM

All bus services to Ahemadnagar and Aurangabad that were earlier suspended, have been resumed.

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Clarifying about the imposition of Section 144, Mumbai Police PRO says that it has not been imposed in Chembur or other parts of eastern suburbs.

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Earlier in the day, buses were vandalised in Pune's Hadapsar, Fursungi.

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Earlier in the day, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced a probe by a Bombay High Court judge into the Pune riots which left one person dead and said the family of a young man killed in the violence will get Rs 1 million.

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On Monday, hundreds and thousands of Dalits had congregated around the Victory Pillar (Vijay Stambh) erected by the British in Sanaswadi village when suddenly stone pelting started, allegedly by some rightwing groups carrying saffron flags.

In the clashes that ensued between the two groups, more than 30 vehicles, including buses, police vans and private vehicles, were torched or damaged. The police fired tear gas to control the mobs and prohibitory orders were imposed in the entire Pune district. The violence led to the death of Rahul Fatangale, 28, of Nanded.