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After Amagarh dispute, row over flag put up on Bhil hero’s statue in Udaipur

Aug 11, 2021

Days after a question between individuals from the Meena people group and Hindu gatherings encompassing Jaipur’s Amagarh stronghold, where a saffron banner was brought down on July 21, a discussion is preparing in Udaipur locale after a comparative banner was raised on a sculpture of a verifiable figure from the Bhil people group.

Police have enrolled a FIR after the banner was found on the sculpture of Rana Punja Bhil, who was a partner of Maharana Pratap.

While ancestral gatherings have blamed the BJP and RSS for setting up the banner, BJP pioneers host denied any job of the get-together or the Sangh.”We had assembled close to the sculpture of Rana Punja Bhil to observe World Tribal Day on Monday. Individuals from the BJP and Sangh Parivar set up a saffron banner. We said they should set up a banner of the Adivasis as opposed to a saffron banner. This brought about a question and they assaulted us,” said Suresh Meena, Udaipur secretary of the Akhil Bharatiya Adivasi Mahasabha.

He asserted that he and two others from the Mahasabha were assaulted by the individuals who had set up the banner and the aggressors were furnished with weapons like tomahawks.

“Individuals from the BJP and RSS powerfully set up a banner of an outfit (Jai Mewar) on the sculpture of Bhilu Rana Punja, conflicting with the way of life and personality of tribals. The strict notions of the ancestral local area have been harmed,” says the FIR, held up under Sections 341 (discipline for improper restriction), 323 (discipline for intentionally causing hurt) and 143 (unlawful get together) of the IPC.

Bheru Lal Meena, previous BJP councilor and one of the blamed in the FIR, said the claims that individuals from the Adivasi Mahasabha were assaulted were unmerited. He additionally guaranteed that the banner set up by them was not a “saffron” banner. “It was a kesariya banner, the sigil of Maharana Pratap. Nearby Bhils had put it up. Be that as it may, a few outcasts, including Communists and ancestral gathering individuals, made a debate saying tribals are not Hindus. This erupted tempers. Afterward, after a conversation with all sides, the banner was brought somewhere around police,” Meena said.

BJP MLA from Udaipur Rural Phool Singh Meena rejected that the BJP and RSS were associated with the occurrence. “Congress individuals too went against the banner being brought down. The whole Bhil people group resented the banner being brought down. Individuals from the Bhil people group have additionally presented a notice to the area organization communicating their indignation at the bringing down of the banner, which is an image of Mewar,” he guaranteed.

Ghanshyam Singh Tavar, state leader of the Adivasi Mahasabha, who challenged the 2019 Lok Sabha races from Udaipur as a CPI competitor, challenged this, saying numerous individuals from the Mahasabha had challenged the lifting of the banner on the sculpture on Monday.

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