Date: Thursday, 04-January-2018, 10:43 AM | Message # 1
Day After Shutdown, Mumbai Event Of Jignesh Mevani, Umar Khalid Cancelled
A day after the massive shutdown called by Dalit groups across Maharashtra, Mumbai police cancelled an event that was to be attended by Jignesh Mevani -- the Dalit leader from Gujarat who was just elected to public office -- and Umar Khalid of Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University. The police also took some students, who were hosting the event, in protective custody. Right-wing groups have accused Mr Mevani and Umar Khalid of inciting caste tension in the state. On Tuesday, as angry protesters allegedly supporting Dalit groups blocked road and rail in Mumbai, a complaint was filed with the Pune police against Mr Mevani.