Defeating the Peshwa army in 1818 was a question of defeating those who imposed hundreds of years of untouchability on the Mahars.
If the non-dalits use this historic opportunity to humanise themselves, the Second Battle of Bhima Koregaon of January 1, 2018 will have served some purpose.
Pharangade’s family has requested that lawyer Ujjwal Nikam be appointed as the public prosecutor for the trial.
The FIR alleged that songs, talks and street plays presented at the Elgar Parishad were inflammatory and incited communal differences.
The rally, to be held on January 9, is against the Modi government’s failure to generate jobs and the right-wing crackdown on Dalits and Muslims.
Over the last few decades, Hindutva groups have been increasingly radicalising Marathas to counter Dalit assertion.
Bound by a common cause, as Maharashtra’s Dalits begin to assert themselves, BR Ambedkar’s grandson finds himself in a unique position.
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Over the past few days, Maharashtra has observed the pent-up rage of a community that is still struggling to establish its legitimate claim in India’s history, while fighting for their rights and dignity.
In conversation with Harish Wankhede, assistant professor at Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University about the Bhima Koregaon violence.
According to residents in some parts of the city, the police detained people even though they were protesting peacefully.
Vinod Dua discusses the Bhima Koregaon violence in Maharashtra and the history of the commemoration event.
A day-long Maharashtra bandh was called by Dalit groups to protest the violence that broke during the Bhima Koregaon battle commemoration.
Impromptu protests erupted in various parts of the city with calls for a state shutdown due to the police’s inability to contain violence in Pune which later spread to other parts.
The resolve to fight Hindutva forces is certainly laudable, but the myth used for the purpose may be grossly counterproductive.
The incident occurred in Bhima Koregaon in afternoon when people were heading towards a war memorial in the village, the police said.