MUMBAI :BRPI ,CPM ,CPI and other parties declared a voluntary Bandh tomorrow to protest against attack on Ambedkarites in Bhima Koregaon ,Pune .Adv. Prakash Ambedkar BRP chief announced the decision on behalf of the friendly parties today in a press conference .He however explained that no force will be employed to observe Bandh .He requested the people to voluntarily close their shops and establishments .
The report till now suggests that no major party
has supported this Bandh call yet .Maharashtra saw a huge reaction today to the Bhima Koregaon violence .Mumbai city was also hit by spontaneous protests at many places .Pune and Aurangabad were also worst hit by Dalit protests which resulted in disturbance in rail , road and air traffic .
CPM in a press release requested the people to support the Maharashtra Bandh tomorrow.”The bandh will condemn the entire manner in which the BJP led state government led by CM Devender Fadnavis handled the situation .
CPM leaders alleged that the incident is the result of failure of government and police machinery .It was well known that lakh of people will arrive at Bhima Koregaon to attend the 200th anniversary of Mahar win over Peshwai raj but no elaborate security arrangements were made , alleged CPM .
A Dalit youth Rahul Fatangale was killed in the violence .CPM leaders alleged that this violence was intentionally triggered to create casteist and communal polarisation in the state .CPM leaders appealed to the people of Maharashtra to observe a successful and peaceful Bandh tomorrow .
Shiv Sena which is ally in the state government also criticised the BJP for not handling the situation in the state properly .Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Rawt alleged that there seems to be some forces working to disturb peace in Maharashtra .He also alleged that such things are happening since this government came into existence .