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Dalit Protest: Maharashtra Govt imposes section 144 in Thane till Jan 4

Mumbai: After Dalit protesters took to streets on the second consecutive day in Mumbai over Bhima Koregaon violence, Maharashtra government has imposed Section 144 in Thane district till midnight of January 4.

Clashes between Dalit groups and supporters of right-wing Hindu organisations erupted at Bhima Koregaon and neighbouring villages during celebrations to mark 200th anniversary of a British-Peshwa battle in which forces of British East India Company had defeated Peshwa’s army.

The Mumbai police has advised residents to not believe or spread rumors. Police administration is geared up to deal with any untoward situation.

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