Lok SabhaRajya Sabha

January 3, 2018

Saugata Roy speaks on caste-based violence in Bhima Koregaon

Saugata Roy speaks on caste-based violence in Bhima Koregaon

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Madam, I rise to speak about the clashes that broke out in Pune, Maharashtra, on January 1. Madam, that day the Dalits had gathered in Bhima Koregaon to celebrate the visit of Dr Ambedkar in 1927 at the spot where the Dalits had fought the Peshwas.

Madam, our party and our leader Mamata Banerjee, believes in harmony between classes. Any clash between two groups or two castes is condemnable. I think that the Maharashtra Government failed totally in anticipating the situation and preventing the violence which led to stone throwing and which led to vandalism of cars and vehicles, which were put on fire.

Today there is bandh throughout Maharashtra, there is possibility of further violence. We want this House to…

(Interruptions)