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Milind Ekbote refuses to depose: Cites change in political spectrum

Milind Ekbote refuses to depose: Cites change in political spectrum

The Indian Express / by Express News Service

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.
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Bhima Koregaon: Minister flays move to withdraw cases

Bhima Koregaon: Minister flays move to withdraw cases

The Hindu / by Sharad Vyas

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.
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Govt, administration behind Koregaon violence: MLC

Govt, administration behind Koregaon violence: MLC


Pic: Jogendra Kawade (wikipedia)

The Times of India / by Sujit Mahamulkar

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.
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Lakhs assemble for Dalit pride

Lakhs assemble for Dalit pride

The Hindu / by Nadeem Inamdar

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.
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At Bhima Koregaon event, visitors say CAA-NRC undermines Constitution

At Bhima Koregaon event, visitors say CAA-NRC undermines Constitution


Pic: Vijayta Lalwani / Scroll.in

Scroll.in / by Vijayta Lalwani

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.
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Historians’ silence on Bhima Koregaon allowed BJP to brand it as ‘urban Naxalism’

Historians’ silence on Bhima Koregaon allowed BJP to brand it as ‘urban Naxalism’

The Print / by Dilip Mandal

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.
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Lakhs of people pay tribute at Koregaon Bhima war memorial

Lakhs of people pay tribute at Koregaon Bhima war memorial

Yahoo News / by PTI

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.
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Bhima Koregaon battle anniversary: Internet could be shut down

Bhima Koregaon battle anniversary: Internet could be shut down

Hindustan Times / by HT Correspondent

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.
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Case against Bhide, Ekbote in final stage, says SP Sandip Patil

Case against Bhide, Ekbote in final stage, says SP Sandip Patil

Pune Mirror / by Pune Mirror

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.
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Thackeray to form a panel to probe police action against activists?

Thackeray to form a panel to probe police action against activists?

The Free Press Journal / by Sanjay Jog

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray may form a panel to probe the arrests of activists in connection with Elgar Parishad action by the Pune police. Activists Rona Wilson, Shoma Sen, Surendra Gadling, Mahesh Raut, Varavara Rao and Sudhir Dhavle, who were arrested, were accused of having Maoist links. Thackeray has sought details regarding the ongoing court cases from the home department.
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