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Dalit protests: How Mumbai was shut down

Dalit protests: How Mumbai was shut down
From Al Jazeera - January 10, 2018

Mumbai, India - On January 1 each year, members of India's Dalit community gather to mark the 1818 battle of Bhima-Koregaon

In that fight two centuries ago, low-caste Dalits sided with the British army to defeat the upper-caste Peshwa rulers.

This year's commemorationevents, however, were marred by deadly violence after their rally inBhima-Koregaon, in the state of Maharashtra,was allegedly attacked by members of upper caste Hindus.

Upper caste groups typically resent the celebration of the 200-year-old battle.

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