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Maharashtra Bandh: Prakash Ambedkar calls off its ‘Maharashtra Shutdown’ after day of violent protests

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Mumbai: Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh President Prakash Ambedkar called off its ‘Maharashtra Shutdown’ which left large parts of Mumbai and rest of the state virtually paralysed for 10 hours since dawn on Wednesday.

“The shutdown was peaceful and has evoked a huge response all over. I thank all my supporters for making it a success,” Ambedkar, the grandson of Dr B.R. Ambedkar, told media persons.

He demanded that the state government should slap murder charges on the perpetrators of the violence and subsequent death of a youth in Koregaon-Bhima incident of January 1.


Ambedkar cited the names of Shivjagar Pratisthan President Sambhaji Bhide Guruji and Hindu Janjagruti Samiti President Milind Ekbote, against whom complaints have been lodged by Pune police.

“They should be arrested and face the same punishment as Yakub Memon (who was accused in the March 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts and subsequently hanged),” Ambedkar demanded.

He said the shutdown action was not only for the Dalit cause but to highlight the plight of the state’s downtrodden people and seek justice for them.

With the shutdown call withdrawn, it is expected that normalcy will soon return to Mumbai and Maharashtra by late evening.

  • Yogesh Khandke

    Wow!

    Patriots who oppose the celebration of a colonial victory should be hanged!!!

    Those who make such demands should be charged under 124A 153A and 295A of IPC also those who promote and incite participation in such a shameless endeavour