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The Brahmin Peshwas are trying to settle a 200-year-old score with the Mahars

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Today’s conflict has little or nothing to do with the British, it’s between the Brahmin Peshwas and Mahars. The present CM of Maharashtra is a Brahmin.

The Maharashtra bandh today is the result of groups trying to settle a 200-year old score.

In the battle between the British and the Peshwas, the Mahars (or the Dalit community) helped the British defeat the Peshwas.

However, even before this, the Peshwas and Sambhaji (Shivaji’s descendent) had a number of conflicts. The Mahars had supported Sambhaji, the Maratha king. Later when Sambhaji died, it was the Mahars who performed the funeral.

Historians say that when the Peshwas were in power, they killed around 61 Mahars for supporting Sambhaji.

Today’s conflict has little or nothing to do with the British, it’s between the Brahmin Peshwas and Mahars. The community has held a grudge against the Mahars since then.

The RSS is predominantly a Brahminical organisation. Its founder was from the same Marathi-Brahmin community. The present Chief Minister of Maharashtra is a Brahmin.

Those who have perpetrated the violence on the Dalits are from the Sangh Parivar umbrella. There are hundreds of organisations working to propagate their ideology. Nobody knows where they are registered. This is how the RSS functions all over India. It is akin to the way other large companies function — you can’t identify the many shell companies floated by them; similarly you can’t identify and prove RSS-affiliated groups either.

In Maharashtra, over two hundred such organisations are working. When they are caught doing something wrong, instigating violence or riots, the small groups (or shell companies) are blamed.

One can’t say that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has “failed” to maintain law and order. It has appeared in some newspapers that the police didn’t respond promptly when the incident began. They have been called silent spectators. That had to be on the instruction of the Maharashtra government.

Koregaon is a manifestation of the politics of keeping Dalits in their place.

Sanjay Nirupam is the president of the Mumbai unit of the Congress.

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  1. May be Sanjay Nirupam is the president of the Mumbai unit of “Breaking India” outfit. V Unhappy with the way he tried to portray this issue. One thing he should know is RSS never uses the word “DALIT” (it feels painful to use this word here), it considers everyone as INDIAN. RSS is 2nd nxt to army for guarding INDIA.


  3. K J Verma….Read full history….It were Brahmins who were the most loyal servant thereafter of Britishers…Also It was not a local ruler….Peshwas are all foreigner calling themselves Brahmins and fooling local people. There DNA proves they are not native Indian……They came from Eurasia.

  4. Mr Nirupam originally from Bihar and now settled in Maharashtra must be knowing composition of Upper Castes. Brahmins are always counted among upper caste everywhere in all the states of India. Hence there is no point in dfferentiating between Brahmins and Upper Caste. Now coming to the Koregaon Battle, it was a fight between British and local indian Raja, popularly known as Peshwa. The Britishers were fighting for establishing their supremacy. Now Peshwas did not offer employment to Mahars, so called low caste. They found employment with Britishers and fought against their own countrymen and helped in defeating them. It helped Britishers in laying a pucca foundation for their empire. It was an anglo indian war, nothing more nothing less. Mahars supported East India Company and fought as their paid employees. Since Peshwas did not employ lower caste people like Mahars, his army naturally consisted mainly of Upper Caste people. Naturally Brahmins would be there who fought as paid employees of Peshwas. The battle was East India Company vs Peshwas and not Mahars vs Brahmins.

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