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Bhima Koregaon Violence: Complaint against Jignesh Mevani, Umar Khalid for tension

By Deepika
    Bhima Koregaon violence : Complaint filed against Jignesh Mevani and Umar Khalid | Oneindia News

    A complaint has been submitted against Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid in Pune for allegedly making provocative statements during an event to mark the 200th anniversary of the Bhima-Koregaon battle.

    Jignesh Mevani

    The complaint has alleged that the statements by the two activists led to tension between two communities.

    Earlier, police registered cases against right-wing activists Milind Ekbote and Sambhaji Bhide for allegedly inciting the violence at Bhima Koregaon. A case under SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, and other sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered against Ekbote and Bhide at Pimpri police station.

    Clashes between Dalit groups and supporters of right-wing Hindu organisations during the celebrations on Monday had left a man dead. Protests erupted in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra today against the violence.

    Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has ordered a judicial inquiry by a sitting judge of the Bombay High Court into the Pune violence. He said it needed to be ascertained if there was a conspiracy behind yesterday's violence.

    OneIndia News (with PTI inputs)

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