Sitting targets

Print edition : September 28, 2018

Jignesh Mevani and Radhika Vemula among others at the Elgar Parishad held at Pune’s Shaniwarwada. Photo: Mandar Tannu

The Bhima Koregaon Ranstambh (victory pillar), which stands as a memorial to the struggles of Dalits. On January 1 every year, it becomes a pilgrimage site of sorts. Photo: The Hindu Archives

With its political compulsion to woo Dalits, contain the growing Maratha resentment and protect its upper-caste base, the BJP government goes after the Elgar Parishad activists and allows the real perpetrators of the Bhima Koregaon riots to walk free.

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