Gadchiroli June 9 (District Correspondent) Intensive demonstrations against the brutal murder of Akhshay Bhalerao, an Ambedkarite youth from Nanded district were held on behalf of Movement for Justice, Gadchiroli in the presence of various political parties and social organizations at the local Indira Gandhi Chowk.
The workers shouted slogans protesting the incident and then submitted a memorandum to the Resident Dy. Collector Samadhan shendge that was addressed to the chief minister of Maharashtra.
The main demands raised in this memorandum were- the case should be investigated by CBI and severe punishment should be given to the accused. This case should be run in fast-track court, one person of the family should be included in government job, immediate financial assistance of 50 lakh rupees be given to the victim’s family, police protection should be given to the victim’s family and the witnesses of the incident, strict action be taken against the culprits under other sections like atrocity, conspiracy to murder, etc. All kinds of property of the accused should be confiscated, those supporting the accused should be made co-accused in the case, the minority Buddhist community in the village should be given arms licenses for self-defence.
It was warned that the above demand should be fulfilled immediately and that the government of Maharashtra should utilize the opportunity to prove that the state of Maharashtra is running within the framework of the Constitution, otherwise a strong agitation would be launched in this matter.
In the progressive Maharashtra, there has been an increase in the incidence of injustice and atrocities on the Scheduled Castes. Akshay Bhalerao, a Bhimsainik from Bodhar Haveli (Nanded district) was brutally murdered by bigoted and cattiest village hooligans. This incident has blackened the face progressive Maharashtra, it was alleged by the leaders.
Central Vice President of Republican Party Rohidas Raut, State Secretary of Shetkari Kamgar Party Ramdas Jarate, Hemant Dorlikar, Amol Markwar of Marxist Communist Party, Sanjay Koche of Nationalist Congress Party, Tularam Raut, Prof. Gautam Dange, of Bouddha Mahasabha, Republican Party’s Hansraj Undirwade, Pradeep Bhaisare, Buddhist Society’s Pravrutti Walke, Dhammarao Tanadu, BRSP’s Pritesh Ambade, Prateek Dange, CPI’s Devrao Chaware, SEM’s Devendra Sonpipare were present.
Similarly, Movement for Justice’s Adv. Bhavna Lakde, Dharmanand Meshram, Raj Bansod, Dr. Dilip Barsagade, Dr. Santosh Suradkar, Sudhir Walde, Sonal Damke, Hitendra Gedam, K. D. Bhalerao, Nagsen Khobragade, Praful Bambole, Pramod Gedam, Akshay Kosankar of Shekap, Anil Meshram, Mohan Motghare, Tushar Bhadke, Dushyant Ture, Pramod Gedam, Suraj Hamare, Moreshwar Ramteke, Shobha Khobragade, Ghanshyam Khobragade, Chudaman Undirwade, Vilas Darde, D. K. Dohne, Rahul Vankar, Seshrao Ture, M. P. Khobragade, Khirendra Mhshakhetri, S. G. Barsagade and large number of workers participated in the agitation.