Ahead of Koregaon Bhima battle anniversary, Pune district administration issues prohibitory order
Devdiscourse / by pti
On January 1 every year, Dalits, mainly from the Mahar community, visit the Jaystambh, a victory pillar at Perne village raised by the British in memory of the soldiers who fought bravely against the Peshwas in the Battle of Koregaon Bhima. As per the prohibitory orders issued by the collector, posting of content that can spread rumors, create hatred in communities, posting misleading information on social media platforms, has been prohibited.
An Indian village braces for a New Year’s tribute to the downtrodden
Los Angeles Times / by Parth M.N. & David Pierson
Each New Year’s Day, tens of thousands of people travel to a village in western India called Koregaon Bhima to visit a war memorial that has become a sacred monument to the country’s downtrodden castes.
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