BENGALURU: In protest against the clashes at bicentenary celebrations of the battle of Bhima Koregaon in the state, several Dalit organisations on Monday called a bandh in Karnataka's Hubli.
A large number of protesters took to the street as they vandalised vehicles plying on roads and even damaged police barricades.
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Earlier on January 1, a youth was killed in a clash between two groups during an event to mark 200 years of Bhima-Koregaon battle that took place near Pune.
The incident prompted the Dalit community to protest on the streets in Maharashtra and other states.
Taking cognisance of the matter, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis ordered a Crime Investigation Department (CID) probe into the death and also announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh for the kin of the deceased.
In the aftermath, a day-long 'Maharashtra bandh' was also called in by various Dalit and other organisations.