Bhima Koregaon Battle Anniversary Highlights: BR Ambedkar's Grandson Calls For Maharashtra Bandh Tomorrow

To protest against the violence near Dalit rally in Pune on Monday, Dalits staged rail and road blockades and took out processions in Mumbai and carried out agitations in different parts of Maharashtra today. The Pune violence left one youth dead.

Bhima Koregaon Battle Anniversary Highlights: BR Ambedkar's Grandson Calls For Maharashtra Bandh Tomorrow

Bhima Koregaon violence: Dalit protesters blocked Eastern Express Highway in Mumbai.

Mumbai: Dalit groups blocked the arterial Eastern Express Highway in Mumbai today after yesterday's violence during the event to mark the 200th anniversary of the Bhima Koregaon battle in Pune. Traffic came to a standstill at the key highway. One person died yesterday in the violence. The violence sparked off protests in various parts of the state today, including in Mumbai where protesters staged a Rail Roko in Chembur.

Here are the highlights on the aftermath of the Bhima Koregaon anniversary violence:

Jan 02, 2018 18:56 (IST)
"A case has been registered against two persons at Pune's Pimpri Police Station," DCP Ganesh Shinde was quoted as saying by the news agency ANI as he referred to the Bhima Koregaon violence.

Jan 02, 2018 18:24 (IST)
Following the clashes, over 100 people were detained in different locations in the city, news agency ANI reported citing Mumbai Police.
Jan 02, 2018 17:34 (IST)
As a mark of protest against state government's failure to stop the violence in Bhima Koregaon village in Pune, Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) leader Prakash Ambedkar, who is also BR Ambedkar's grandson, has called for Maharashtra bandh tomorrow, news agency PTI reported. He said Maharashtra Democratic Front, Maharashtra Left Front, besides 250 organisations, have supported tomorrow's shutdown.

Mr Ambdekar alleged that Hindu Ekta Aghadi was responsible for the violence. 
Jan 02, 2018 17:13 (IST)
Members of Republican Party of India protested in Thane following the Bhima Koregaon violence, ANI reported.

Jan 02, 2018 16:59 (IST)
In the wake of clashes, special train services are being run on Harbour line between CSMT-Kurla and Mankhurd in Mumbai. All other services on Central Railway are running normally, news agency ANI reported. 

Jan 02, 2018 16:22 (IST)
Section 144 has not been imposed in Chembur or other parts of eastern suburbs, says Mumbai Police PRO: ANI
Jan 02, 2018 16:21 (IST)
All bus services from Pune to Ahemadnagar have resumed: ANI
Jan 02, 2018 16:20 (IST)
Scene from the highway earlier today.

Jan 02, 2018 16:06 (IST)
For several hours, the police had to block traffic on Pune-Ahmednagar highway to prevent the situation from escalating, shut down Internet services and restrict movement of people before the situation was brought under control.
Jan 02, 2018 16:06 (IST)
Dalit Protests Rock Mumbai, Schools Shut, Prohibitory Orders Under Section 144 Imposed
In a tweet, the police said, "Don't believe in rumours. Traffic on Eastern expressway was affected due to protests. It's moving now. Traffic at Chembur Naka is still affected. There is nothing to panic. Verify facts with police officers and men before posting anything on social media."
Jan 02, 2018 15:53 (IST)
Prohibitory orders to stop the gathering of more than four people were imposed in parts of Mumbai and several schools and colleges were shut. 
Jan 02, 2018 15:51 (IST)
The traffic on the Eastern Express Highway in Mumbai opened post-noon. 

Jan 02, 2018 15:44 (IST)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said a judicial inquiry has been ordered into the violence which erupted during the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Bhima-Koregaon battle in Pune district.
Jan 02, 2018 15:37 (IST)
Traffic on Eastern expressway was affected due to protests. It's moving now.
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