Every year, hundreds of Dalits visit the Bhima-Koregaon memorial to celebrate  British Army's 1818 battle victory over Peshwa, as the East India Company's Army also consisted of Mahar soldiers. 

Just a few minutes away from Bhima-Koregaon area is the Vudhu Budruk village that is home to the tomb of Govind Gopal Mahar. 

Removal of a board highlighting this tomb triggered violence between Marathas and Dalits before few days. So, on January 1, when Dalits entered Bhima-Koregaon memorial area, the atmosphere was already tensed. 

Here's an exclusive interaction with the decedents family of Govind Gopal Mahar !


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