What Was the Bhima Koregaon Battle?
The Battle of Koregaon occurred on 1 January 1818 in the town of Koregaon, Maharashtra, among troops of Maratha ruler Baji Rao Peshwa II and 800 troops of the British East India Company.
Why Is There Violence Over Bhima Koregaon Now?
The occasion, remembering the 200th commemoration of the fight had been met with dissents even before 1 January, with various conservative gatherings –, for example, the Akhil Bhartiya Brahman Mahasabha, Hindu Aghadi, and Rashtriya Ekatmata Rashtra Abhiyan – contradicting the occasion as hostile to national and casteist, The Wire announced.
Mumbai: Violence that broke out finished the 200th commemoration festivities of Bhima-Koregaon fight in Pune on Monday spilled into Mumbai and different parts of Maharashtra on Tuesday. A huge number of Dalits upset rail and street activity, and harmed more than a hundred transports in the city as they challenged the passing of a 28-year-old man in Monday’s brutality and requested activity against those included.
More than a 100 people were confined as dissenters went out of control and uproar police must be brought in. Chembur bore the greatest brunt of the Dalit shock as more than 20 government transports were determined to flame there. Dissidents likewise disturbed street activity in suburbia and neighborhood prepare benefits on the Harbor Line. They blocked streets in a few regions, constrained shops to close down, and furthermore assaulted a columnist of a TV news channel. State-possessed transports were additionally focused by Dalit protestors in Pune as 11 transports of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) and the Pune Municipal Parivahan Mahamandal Limited (PMPML) were harmed.
Maharashtra boss clergyman Devendra Fadnavis claimed for quiet and requested a legal request by a sitting judge of the Bombay High Court into the Pune savagery. He said it should have been found out if there was a trick behind Monday’s savagery. Fadnavis said Rs 10 lakh pay would be given to family of the young murdered and his demise would be examined by the CID.