A new Battle of Bhima Koregaon that trapped think tanks

  • | Wednesday | 14th July, 2021

Bhima Koregaon Victory Pillar | File PhotoIf we look into the history the 1818 Battle of Koregaon is very important for Dalits. Govind Mahar from Vadhu Budruk (a village near Bhima Koregaon) collected the body parts and organised the last rites. The name 'Elgar' literally means 'loud invitation or declaration.' On the bicentenary (200th) commemoration of the Battle of Koregaon Bhima an event was organised on December 31 2017. On 1 January 2018 violence broke out at Bhima Koregaon where lakhs of Dalits had converged to commemorate the battle. They said that it instigated violence at Bhima Koregaon.

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