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Rahul targets RSS/BJP on caste violence in Maharashtra


New Delhi, Jan 3 (DHNS): As caste violence broke out in Maharashtra, Congress president Rahul Gandhi accused the RSS-BJP of triggering unrest among communities, while the BJP saw in it a conspiracy to destabilise the government.

Shiv Sena, an alliance partner in the Maharashtra government, also saw the caste violence as a conspiracy to break Maharashtra and wanted Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to ponder over why such incidents were on the rise.

"A central pillar of the RSS/BJP's fascist vision for India is that Dalits should remain at the bottom of Indian society. Una, Rohith Vemula and now Bhima Koregaon are potent symbols of the resistance," Rahul tweeted, even as the Congress geared up to raise the issue in Parliament on Wednesday.

BJP spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia said the caste violence was a conspiracy to destabilise the Fadnavis government.

BSP supremo Mayawati said the violence could have been avoided had the Maharashtra government taken proper steps to ensure law and order at Bhima Koregaon, where an event, to mark 200 years of the battle in which the Peshwas were defeated by the Mahar regiment of the British East India Company, was organised.

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale, who also heads the Republican Party of India (A), said he had spoken to the Maharashtra chief minister and demanded that the culprits be brought to book.

"The incident should be inquired into to find out who attacked the Dalit community," Athawale said.

"The government needs to ponder over why these incidents have increased. Since the time this government came into existence, these things have been happening," Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut told reporters.

The Battle of Koregaon was fought on January 1, 1818 between the British East India Company and the Peshwa faction of the Maratha confederacy, at Koregaon Bhima.

The Marathas ultimately withdrew, fearing the arrival of a larger British force led by General Joseph Smith.

The company troops of Indian-origin included Mahar Dalit soldiers belonging to the Bombay Native Infantry, and therefore Dalit activists regard the battle as a heroic episode in Dalit history.


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  • arun, mangalore

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    what happen to RSS/BJP slogan ...Na wella wandu, na wella Hindu...

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  • moshu, mangaluru

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    The slogan is for begging votes. In reality uppercaste dominated sanghpariwar suppress and discreminate donwtrodden dalits and otherowe caste hindu communities. I re-eterate and urge our PM to put full stop on poking the nose on other community religious affairs and ponder over reforms within the community.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    BJP is trying to adopt the same caste based violence in Karnataka to muster more votes in the forthcoming assembly election

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  • Ramesh S, MANGALORE

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    ..you mean to say copying from Congress how they did it Gujrat..

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    In Karnataka also BJP is doing master planning caste based violence specially in D.K before election and project Congress as Anti Hindu,

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  • Ravi, Kapu

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Pidi man's friend jignesh mevani had called for a street war in his speech 12 hrs before the violence began. Anyone can tell who is behind this violence. This is a clear attempt to malign BJP as Pidi man know its not easy to defeat BJP

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  • Clifford Fernandes, Toronto

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    If Mahars joined British against Indians, one can imagine the magnitude of oppression on those, then so called untouchables.

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  • Ramesh S, MANGALORE

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    ..well, after this Britishers ruled 200 years did Mahars got upper caste status!!..infact they opressed every one incl., Mahara..During Bengal famine Bristishes did given food to west bengal state instead forciblly collected grains & exported to England..More than millions Bengalis died who predominantly lower caste poor..Historian record it as 'Forgotten Genocide of Britishraj'..when Churchil was asked he famousley said, “Famine or no famine, Indians will breed like rabbits.”..this is what British gave for allying..by the way, after 1947 Congress ruled for decades..

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  • Pramod Suvarna, Derebail/Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Even RSS aligned with British against Indian National Congress.

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  • santosh prabhu, udupi / mangalore

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    ulta chor kotwal to daante

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  • Ramesh S, MANGALORE

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    ..this Guy is becoming another Kejriwal..Maharastrian Dalits celebrating a victory of their forefathers who allied with Britishers & defeated Indian King Peshwas Army..now Peshwa community up arm against this celebration..where RSS/BJP in picture!!..Congress also tried to implicate RSS/BJP in film'PADMAVATI' controversy where Rajput community angered due to poor depiction of her late queen..is it BJP fault!!..Congress says TIPU in 1800 faught Britishers and became freedom fighter..in Maharastra some one helped Britishers to defeat Peshwa Indian King, are they also Heros!!..

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  • MANOJ SHETTY, mlore

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    He is still in LKG

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  • Ajith Salian, Manipal

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Rahaul atleast done Graduation .... what about chaiwala LKG lolzzzzzzzzzzz chai chai cutting chai

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  • MANOJ SHETTY, mlore

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Let me know which Degree he GOT.............................................?

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  • Ravi, Kapu

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Ajith Salian, Manipal
    Graduation from where?? haha

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  • MANOJ SHETTY, mlore

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Work is worship he sold atleat Tea
    Did Ruhul earn single paisa in his life.................................?

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  • DevKumar, Surathkal

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    MANOJ SHETTY

    Work is worship ... Ha ha ha lies is his work ...

    15 lakh
    Acche din
    Mehengahi
    and many more......................

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  • JAGDISH, mumbai

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    You look like ameer baap ka bigda hua beta ...!!

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  • JAGDISH, mumbai

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Pappu got degree in Mass Batata manufacturing & Ek side pe aloo dalo doosre side se sona nikalo from Harvard university.

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Let's people realise, who are good in spreading lies!

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    The Battle of Koregaon ended with the British-led Mahar soldiers defeating the Peshwas. The victory was not just of a battle for the Mahars, but a win against caste-based discrimination and oppression itself. Even Mahars asked Peshwas to recruit them, but since they were untouchables then , Peshwa rejected their request, then Mahars joined British.
    RSS/BJP's vision for India is that Dalits should remain at the bottom of Indian society. Still today, all our Indian brothers are not equal to each other, except on paper.

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  • Valerian Dsouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    As per the Census of 2011 India has approx. 20 crore S.C. /Dalits; about 17% of the total population, spread in few states.
    Pune, Mumbai and some other parts of Maharashtra have their highest population.
    India as a multi racial, multi caste and religious society have to have a accommodating policies.
    Provocative & divisive policies and people can ruin the harmonious fabric of the nation.

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  • moshu, mangaluru

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Sanghis are busy in poking noses in other community internal affairs business when their own houses are on torching.. Nowtanki ki bhi hadd hoti hai...

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  • JAGDISH, mumbai

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Bhaiyya tu tripple talaq ban ke bare me bohut soch rahe ho....!

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  • Gabriel, sagar

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    The Spiral Violence is never a solution to any given problem. Anyone resorts to violence cannot be a benefactor of humanity.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jan 3 2018

    Wherever BJP goes violence Follows ...

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