Mumbai Bandh: Striking images of the Dalit Protests that crippled the city

Jan 03, 2018, 10:15 IST
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    Maharashtra remained on edge after the anniversary of a battle fought 200 years ago brought to fore simmering caste tensions even as a statewide bandh called today to protest the state government's alleged failure to stop violence witnessed stray protest by Dalits. Pic/ Manjeet

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    Dalit protesters tried to block tracks at the Thane railway station today morning, but they were chased away soon and the traffic on the Central Railway line remained uninterrupted, said a railway official. Pic/ Manjeet

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    Protesters also tried to block rail traffic on the Western line in suburban Goregaon, said a police official. Today's Class 11 exams at St Xavier's College in South Mumbai have been cancelled, college authorities said. Pic/ Manjeet

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    Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) leader and Dr B R Ambedkar's grandson Prakash Ambedkar have called for Maharashtra bandh today to protest the state government's "failure" to stop the violence at Bhima Koregaon village in Pune district two days ago. Ambedkar alleged that Hindu Ekta Aghadi was responsible
    for the violence. Pic/ Manjeet

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    Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) leader and Dr B R Ambedkar's grandson Prakash Ambedkar said Maharashtra Democratic Front, Maharashtra Left Front and some 250 other organisations have supported the call for shutdown

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    While the state government clarified that it hasn't declared a school holiday, bus operators said they won't run school buses in Mumbai today. pic/Ashish Raje

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    "We can't risk students' safety and security. Will take a second decision at 11 am if we can run them in the second half, depending on the situation," a School Bus Owners' Association spokesperson said. pic/Ashish Raje

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    Gujarat MLA and Dalit leader Jignesh Meavani, who was in Mumbai yesterday, alleged the attacks on Dalits in Pune district two days ago were carried out by supporters of the BJP and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. pic/Ashish Raje

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    "These organisations are modern-day Peshwas, representing Brahminism in its worst form. Two hundred years ago, our forefathers fought against the Peshwas. Today, Dalits of my generation are fighting against the new Peshwas,"Gujarat MLA and Dalit leader Jignesh Meavani. pic/Ashish Raje

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    "Why can't Dalits peacefully commemorate the anniversary of the Bhima Koregaon battle? The attackers have resorted to such methods because they are scared of Dalit assertion," Gujarat MLA and Dalit leader Jignesh Meavani. pic/Ashish Raje

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    Pune police last night said they had received a complaint against Mevani and Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University's (JNU) student leader Umar Khalid for their "provocative" speeches at an event in Pune on December 31 Gujarat MLA and Dalit leader Jignesh Meavani said. pic/Ashish Raje

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    Mevani and Khalid had attended the "Elgar Parishad", an event organised to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the battle of Bhima-Koregaon, at Shaniwar Wada in Pune. Violence erupted in Pune district when Dalit groups were celebrating the bicentenary of the Bhima-Koregaon battle in which the forces of the British East India Company defeated the Peshwa's army. pic/Ashish Raje

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    Dalit leaders commemorate the British victory, as it is believed that soldiers from the Mahar community - then considered untouchable - were part of the East India Company's forces. The Peshwas were Brahmins, and the victory is seen as a symbol of assertiveness by Dalits. pic/Ashish Raje

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    Protestors gathered at various places across the city and staged rasta and rail roko andolans. pic/Ashish Raje

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    Shops downed their shutters out of fear of property destruction. pic/Ashish Raje

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    Protestors took to the streets with flags and shouting slogans. pic/Ram Shukla

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    This scene was shot at Virar station as protestors staged a rail roko andolan at the station. Pic/ Manjeet

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    Protestors also gathered at Lokhandwala complex at Kandivali. Pics/ Ram Shukla

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    BEST buses were plying as people lined the streets at Lokhandwala complex in Kandivali. Pics/ Ram Shukla

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    Rasta Roko was staged at Worli Naka near BIT chawl. Pic/ Bipin Kokate

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    Rasta roko protest at Worli naka near BIT chawl. Pic. Bipin Kokate

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    RPI party workers held a rasta roko at Ramabai nagar. Pic/Suresh Karkera

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    The protests started at around 9.30am and continued well into the afternoon

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    The Dalit protests sent the city into a tizzy and saw a number of people on the streets

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    Protestors took to the streets amidts heavy police bandobast across the city

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    The rasts roko andolan staged by RPI workers crippled the city and brought traffic to a standstill in many parts of the city. Pic/Nimesh dave

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    The mob took to the roads amidst police presence at Kalanagar Junction. Pic/Nimesh Dave

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    RPI workers surround vehicles on the road as a part of the rasta roko andolan in Mumbai. Pic/ Nimesh Dave

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    A huge mob of people collected at Kalanagar Junction as a part of the rasta roko andolan at Bandra. Pic/Nimesh Dave 

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    The Rasta Roko at Kalanagar junction staged by RPI workers crippled the city, leaving a number of people stranded. Pic/Nimesh Dave

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    RPI workers including women staged a rasta roko at Kalanagar junction, Bandra. Pic/ Nimesh Dave

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    An RPI worker stages a protest at Kalanagar Junction, Bandra. pic/Nimesh Dave

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    RPI workers also held a rasta roko at Kalanagar junction. Pic/Nimesh Dave

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In wake of the Dalit community's call for a statewide bandh on Wednesday Several towns and cities in Maharashtra were on edge on Tuesday as Dalit Protests against Monday's violence in Pune's Koregaon spilled over to capital Mumbai, With agitators damaging scores of buses, and disrupting road and rail traffic. We have pictures of how the protest took hold of Mumbai on Tuesday and Wednesday

 

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