Nagpur: More organisations joined the bandwagon in protesting Marathi translation and publication of “outdated” Manusmruti volume. Apart from Bahujan Samaj and other organisations, the Mali and Kalar communities too hit the streets and burned the copies of Marathi translated Manusmruti at various places.
Akhil Bharatiya Mali Mahasangh, Akhil Bharatiya Sarvavargiya Kalar Samaj, Mahatma Fule Shikshan Sanstha, Shri Sant Sawata Bahuuddeshiya Sanstha, Unman Vanshiya Vikas Sanstha, Kshetriya Mali Vikas Sanstha, Vidarbha Mali Kalyankari Mandal, Mourya-Kacchi- Kushwaha Sanghatan and other organiosations burned copies of Marathi translated Manusmruti volume in front of Reshimbagh-based Mahatma Fule Sabhagruha. The protesters also demanded action against publishers of the Marathi translated Manusmruti which, according to them, is creating instability and discontent among different communities.
The protesting organisations, led by National General Secretary of Akhil Bharatiya Mali Mahasangh Avinash Thakre, Prof Arun Pawar, Govindrao Vairale, Surendra Arya, Ramesh Giradkar, Chandrabhan Bhoyar, Mahadevrao Harne, Ravindra Ambadkar, and other office-bearers, demanded confiscation of the controversial copies of the volume available on stands. The leaders of Akhil Bharatiya Sarvavargiya Kalar Samaj Prof Rajabhau Durugkar, Vijay Harde, Prof Ramesh Kolte, Bhushan Dadve, Kheraj Rai and others have warned of an intensified agitation if action against the publishers in not initiated.