FIR against Jignesh Mevani, Umar Khalid for provocative speech

FIR against Jignesh Mevani, Umar Khalid for provocative speech

Khalid was sharing the dias with Gujarat Independent MLA Jignesh Mevani, BR Ambedkar's grandson Prakash Ambedkar and former Hyderabad University student Rohith Vemula's mother Radhika. Police also detained over 100 students, who were to participate in the seminar in Vile Parle (West), for "unlawful assembly". I am a lawmaker now and they should have thought about this before registering the FIR.

The complaints were filed by Akshay Bikkad and Anand Dhond, both locals, who approached the Deccan Gymkhana police station with an application and demanded the registration of a case against Mevani and Khalid for allegedly promoting enmity between different communities.

. "This is dictatorship. We will take the fight to the parliament", Richa Singh while being whisked away in police van. We are requesting the police to at least keep everyone in one place. "This had been fixed earlier, but it has now been cancelled". Jignesh Mevani and Khalid Umar had attended that event.

The Juhu police's notice said that certain sections of society had objections with Mevani's speech, and added that the organisers would be held liable if a law and order problem developed due to speeches at the event.

Confirming the development, Sagar Bhalerao, the vice president of Chhatra Bharati and the organiser of the event, said, "Umar Khalid and Jignesh Mewani had been invited to this event". And if we aren't allowed to be there, we will go to Nagpur and announce the launch of "Sangh Samapti Sammelan". "Me or my organisation has never discriminated between Dalits and non-Dalits", he said.

Opposing the police move, Chhatra Bharati members staged noisy protests, raised anti-government slogans and attempted to squat outside the venue.

Mumbai is returning to normalcy a day after bandh called by Dalit organizations in protest against the attack on people congregated to mark the 200th anniversary of the battle of Koregaon, near Pune. However, the clashes between the two groups marred the celebrations.

The bandh was, however, called off later in the day.

The Company troops of Indian origin included predominantly Mahar Dalit soldiers belonging to the Bombay Native Infantry, and therefore the dalit activists regard the battle as a heroic episode in their history. The Marathas ultimately withdrew, fearing the arrival of a larger British force.