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Anand Teltumbde: These are dangerous people with state power, no option but to fight

Anand Teltumbde: These are dangerous people with state power, no option but to fight

The News Minute / interview by Nandini Nair

Scholar, writer and activist Anand Teltumbde’s voice cracks unnoticeably when he speaks about his mother, the woman who worked hard with her husband to raise their children in a village in Maharashtra. Anand was answering journalist Nandini Nair’s question on his mother and daughters at a session at the Kerala Literature Festival in Kozhikode, where the two were in conversation on the subject ‘Annihilation of caste’.
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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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Teltumbde: What happened to me can happen to anyone

Teltumbde: What happened to me can happen to anyone

Denton Daily / by Denton Staff Contributor

Author and scholar Professor Anand Teltumbde is one of the activists charged with sedition in the Bhima-Koregaon violence case …
“I have already listed out all the evidence that they produced in their affidavit before the high court. The court had specifically asked them to say all that they had to say against me and that is what they submitted. If one has to fabricate, there is no end to do that,” Professor Teltumbde, below, tells‘s Syed Fridaus Ashraf in an e-mail interview.
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Tribals, trade unions share shelf space

Tribals, trade unions share shelf space

The Hindu / by Ananya Biswal

The annual bookfair at Shivaji Park on Friday had a blue-white sartorial theme: those who manned the stalls drew attention to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s way of life by wearing blue ribbons over white shirts.
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