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People take out Sadbhavna rally in Aurangabad post caste violence

ANI  |  Aurangabad (Maharashtra) [India] 

In the wake of recent caste violence in Maharashtra, people of various communities took out a massive 'Sadbhavna' (goodwill) rally in on Monday.

The mute rally, 'Shivrai to Bhimrai', started from the statue of Maharaj and peacefully concluded at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar's statue. Members of Maratha, Dalit, Muslim and OBC communities participated in the rally.

Alleging bias action from the police during Bhima-Koregaon violence, various participating activists in the rally alleged that the Dalit youth were tortured while the right-wing leaders and purported masterminds of the unrest, Sambhaji Bhide and Milind Ekbote, were hardly touched.

The activists demanded filing of a case against the provocateurs of the violence and resignation of Devendra Fadnavis, as he could not maintain and order during the Bhima-Koregaon violence.

The activists also demanded compensation of Rs 30 lakh each to the families of the youth killed in the violence and withdrawal of the filed against the Dalit youth. Additionally, they also demanded filing of against the police officials who lathi-charged the innocent people and issuance of reimbursement for the losses incurred by the families during police raids.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 12:15 IST