Started on 2018-06-08 11:59:01 by Isha Mehrotra
When the people especially Dalits assembled peacefully to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Koregaon, 1818, little did they know the gathering will turn into a violent mob. A group of non-Dalit protestors started pelting the gathering with stones.
Bhima Koregaon riots which took place on January 1, 2018 led to the death of a man and vandalism of several vehicles. A new develpdevel has occurred in the case, the police has arrested 5 people in order of delivering hate speeches before the celebration. Ravindra Kadam, Joint CP, Pune stated that the documents retrieved by the police pointed at one of the accused having links to the Congress Party. Kadam remarked, "In one document there are references (links to Congress), but till what extent it is right or wrong can be said after further investigation".