Hindutva leader Milind Ekbote appeared before the Koregaon Bhima Commission of Inquiry in Mumbai on Friday but refused to depose. Ekbote, who is facing charges of instigating violence in Koregaon Bhima on January 1, 2018, claimed that the allegations levelled against him were politically motivated. Read more
Bhima Koregaon: Minister flays move to withdraw cases
Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Mahendranath Pandey on Thursday hit out at the Maharashtra government for attempting to withdraw cases related to the Bhima-Koregaon violence and ‘urban Naxals’ responsible for allegedly plotting to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Read more
MUMBAI: People’s Republican Party MLC Jogendra Kawade appeared before an inquiry commission for the Koregaon Bhima violence and blamed the previous BJP-led government for it on Monday.
He said the riots of January 1, 2018, were sponsored by the government of the day and the administration took no preventive measures despite being aware of the plan. Read more
Police switched off mobile internet and deployed 10,000 personnel to avoid any recurrence of the clashes that broke out on January 1, 2018, and left one person dead.
Two years after an event that symbolises Dalit pride was rocked by violence, at least one million people joined the anniversary celebrations of a British-era war in Maharashtra’s Bhima Koregaon village on Wednesday – this time with senior government functionaries as part of the gathering following a change of guard in the state. Read more
At Bhima Koregaon event, visitors say CAA-NRC undermines Constitution
As lakhs of Ambedkarites gathered in Bhima Koregaon village near Pune on Wednesday to commemorate a battle fought in 1818, the police kept strict watch. With crowds congregating from across the country over past fortnight to express their opposition to the new Citizenship Amendment Act, the authorities wanted to ensure that this mammoth event passed off smoothly. Read more
Historians’ silence on Bhima Koregaon allowed BJP to brand it as ‘urban Naxalism’
Mainstream Indian historiography has a problem dealing with the battle of Bhima Koregaon. It doesn’t fit into the narrative of Hindu nationalism or the classic anti-colonialism frame. This historical dilemma is the reason why it is easy for the BJP and the Narendra Modi government to dub an anti-caste battle commemoration as the handiwork of ‘Urban Naxals’ and dangerous. Read more
Lakhs of people pay tribute at Koregaon Bhima war memorial
Pune, Jan 1 (PTI) Lakhs of people paid their tributes on Wednesday at the ‘Jaystambh’ (victory pillar) in Perne village in Pune district of Maharashtra on the occasion of the 202nd anniversary of the Koregaon Bhima battle amidst tight security. Read more
Bhima Koregaon battle anniversary: Internet could be shut down
PUNE: The Pune rural police and Pune district administration are equipped with precautionary measures like internet shutdown as police officials prepare to tackle potential law and order situations in the district’s Bhima Koregaon area on January 1, 2020. The day marks 202 years since the battle of Bhima Koregaon was fought between the Peshwas and the British East India Company army which comprised local Mahar population. Read more
Case against Bhide, Ekbote in final stage, says SP Sandip Patil
Chargesheet will be filed after the approval of govt.
Pune rural police are in the final stages of investigating the case related to the violence in Koregaon Bhima in which Sambhaji Bhide and Milind Ekbote have been named as accused, SP Sandip Patil said on Sunday. Read more
More holes emerge in Pune Police’s rationale for arresting activists