The Pune Police have filed a case against Gujarat Dalit activist- legislator Jignesh Mevani and Umar Khalid of Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University for making “provocative” speeches during an event on Dec 31.
Both were charged with spreading disharmony which triggered the caste tension between Dalits and Marathas that brought Mumbai to a standstill.
The police had also refused permission for the “All India Students Summit 2018” where Mevani and Khalid were to speak at in Mumbai on Jan 4. Some students were also taken into preventive custody for proceeding with the event.
According to the case filed against Jignesh Mevani and Umar Khalid, their speeches created enmity between people in an event in Pune on Dec 31 due to which clashes broke out between Dalits attending the bi-centennial celebrations of the Bhima-Koregaon battle and local right-wing groups on Jan 1.