RPI to protest against atrocities on Dalits, Buddhists on July 11

Published: Jul 07, 2020, 16:14 IST | ANI | Mumbai

The protests will be staged at all Collector offices, Tehsil Headquarters, and Police stations

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale
Union Minister Ramdas Athawale

Republican Party of India (RPI) will organize protest against Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra on July 11, against "growing atrocities on Dalits and Buddhists" amid lockdown, RPI President Ramdas Athawale's office said informed on Tuesday. The protests will be staged at all Collector offices, Tehsil Headquarters, and Police stations.

"The RPI has decided to organise a protest due to the growing number of atrocity cases on Dalit being reported from various parts of the state even during the lockdown," read the press note. "Date of 11th July is the anniversary of 11th July 1997, Ramabai Nagar firing where police had opened fire on protesters who were protesting against defacing of Baba Saheb Ambedkar Statue in their locality," the note added.

Conronavurs induced lockdown has been introduced to curb the rate of the widespread infection which has affected 2,11,987 people in Maharashtra alone. Meanwhile, India's count of COVID-19 cases is 7,19,665 with 20,160 deaths.

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