Nagpur: The Bombay HC Nagpur Bench has completely turned down the police’s refusal of permission for the Bhim Army (Samvidhan Rakshak Dal) – a Dalit organization – to organize an event on the occasion of Koregaon-Bhima Shaurya Din at Reshimbagh ground on January 1.
The Smruti Mandir complex of the RSS, the main center of Hinduism, is located next to the grounds. The foundation day program of RSS is organized every year on the ground.
This is the second time that the police had completely refused permission to the Bhim Army to organize an event in Reshimbagh, citing the rule of law.
Founder of Bhim Army Chandrashekhar Azad and A Dalit leader from Uttar Pradesh, In February 2020, addressed a crowd in Reshimbagh. The permission was denied in the beginning. But then later it was completely secured through the court. The program against CAA-NRC was probably the first such event in Reshimbagh in recent times.
Sensitive organization was located
The program for the date of January 1 is being organized by the Constitution Guard Party. Which is a separate group apart from Bhima’s army. Shaurya Diwas is also celebrated to mark the bravery of Dalit soldiers in the British Indian Army in the battle of Koregaon-Bhima against the Peshwa in 1818. A very small army is known only to take on the Peshwa’s nearly 25,000 strong army.
Praful Shinde of the Protector of the Constitution has said that it also appears that the grounds of Reshimbagh have been reserved for a certain organization. Last year too, the police had denied permission outright on the ground that a sensitive organization was located in the vicinity. Now once again they have taken permission through the court. All other permissions required from the civic authorities and health departments were already fully secured.