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Lakhs salute on 202nd anniversary of Koregaon-Bhima

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Koregaon Bhima: Lakhs of Dalit activists from all over Maharashtra thronged Koregaon-Bhima to mark the 202nd anniversary of the historic Koregaon-Bhima war. Every year lakhs arrive at Koregaon-Bhima village on January 1 near Pune to pay respect to Mahar soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the war in 1818. Heavy police security was deployed and internet connection in the locality was suspended for the entire day.

Koregaon Bhima(Pune)- Security guards march near “Vijaystambha” a memorial pillar on 202 nd anniversary of Koregaon-Bhima battle in Pune district of Maharashtra state, India on January 01, 2020 [Photo by Jignesh Mistry]
Koregaon Bhima(Pune)- People arrive near “Vijaystambha” a memorial pillar on 202 nd anniversary of Koregaon-Bhima battle in Pune district of Maharashtra state, India on January 01, 2020 [Photo by Jignesh Mistry]
Koregaon Bhima(Pune)- Market near”Vijaystambha” a memorial pillar on 202 nd anniversary of Koregaon-Bhima battle in Pune district of Maharashtra state, India on January 01, 2020 [Photo by Jignesh Mistry]
Koregaon Bhima(Pune)- Monks arrive near “Vijaystambha” a memorial pillar on 202 nd anniversary of Koregaon-Bhima battle in Pune district of Maharashtra state, India on January 01, 2020 [Photo by Jignesh Mistry]
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