Published On : Mon, Mar 26th, 2018

Elgar Morcha in Mumbai Updates: ‘Arrest Devendra Fadnavis if Can’t Nab Sambhaji Bhide’

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Government should not work for the court: Prakash Ambedkar


4:41 PM IST
A delegation of 10 people along with Prakash Ambedkar will meet Chief Minister


4:40 PM IST
Get Sambhaji Bhide arrested in 8 days: Prakash Ambedkar’s ultimatum to Chief Minister


2:50 PM IST
Elgar Morcha in Mumbai Live Updates: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has reportedly acknowledged the protest and will meet a delegation of protesters to discuss their demands.


2:45 PM IST
Elgar Morcha in Mumbai Live Updates: Shrimant Kokate of Shambhaji Brigade supported the stir and said the government should arrest Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis if it can’t nab Sambhaji Bhide.


1:58 PM IST
Elgar Morcha in Mumbai Live Updates: Sambhaji Bhide has links with Prime Minister, therefore, he is not being arrested, said Prakash Ambedkar.


1:10 PM IST
Elgar Morcha in Mumbai Live Updates: Traffic is hit in South Mumbai as thousands have gathered demanding the arrest of Sambhaji Bhide in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon violence case. Prakash Ambedkar has blamed the Maharashtra government for traffic disruption.


12:22 PM IST
Elgar Morcha in Mumbai Live Updates: Protesters allege that Sambhaji Bhide being shielded given his proximity to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


12:14 PM IST
Elgar Morcha in Mumbai Live Updates: Movement of traffic was affected at CSTM due to the gathering of a large number of people. Traffic congestion was also reported on Mahapalika Marg and D N Road.


12:07 PM IST
Elgar Morcha in Mumbai Live Updates: Prakash Ambedkar has been demanding the arrest of Sambhaji Bhide in connection with the Bhima-Koregaon violence case. Bhide is named in the FIR.


11:50 AM IST
Elgar Morcha in Mumbai Live Updates: The protest march is expected to begin at Rani Baug at Byculla and will head towards Vidhan Bhawan. Traffic in South Mumbai was affected during the morning following the assembly of protesters.


11:42 AM IST
Elgar Morcha in Mumbai Live Updates: Prakash Ambedkar on Sunday refused to cancel the protest saying the people across the state, who want to join the march, had already left for Mumbai.


11:39 AM IST
Elgar Morcha in Mumbai Live Updates: Protesters have gathered at Azad Maidan demanding the arrest of Sambhaji Bhide in Bhima-Koregaon violence case.

Mumbai: Elgar Morcha, a protest march led by Dalit leader and the grandson of Dr B R Ambedkar, Prakash Ambedkar would be taken out in Mumbai. The Elgar Morcha is organised to demand the arrest of Hindutva leader Sambhaji Bhide for his alleged involvement in the Bhima-Koregaon violence that took place in January this year. The Mumbai Police on Sunday denied permission for Elgar March and allowed protesters to hold a rally at Azad Maidan. Catch our live updates on Elgar Morcha in Mumbai here.

Prakash Ambedkar had served an ultimatum to the state government on March 15 demanding the arrest of Sambhaji Bhide by March 26. Bhide along with Milind Ekbote are accused of inciting violence against Dalits during the 200th-anniversary celebrations of the Anglo-Maratha War where the army of Peshwa Bajirao II was vanquished by a small force of the East India Company that comprised a large number of Dalits. Ekbote has been arrested in connection with the case.

Both Ekbote and Bhide – whose admirers include Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis – have vehemently denied playing any role in the January 1 riots and its subsequent fallout. A youth was killed during caste-based clashes and protests had erupted across Maharashtra. On January 2, a day after the violent clashes, the Pune police had lodged a case under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act against Bhide and others.