November 23, 2021, 5:15 PM

Members of Gowari community gathered at the Adivasi Gowari Shahid Smarak in Nagpur on November 23, 2021, to pay their respects to the martyrs who lost their lives on the same date 27 years back in 1994. Above are some pictures of the members of the community captured by Nation Next photographers Bhavesh Mahalle and Swapnil Ukey. 

On November 23, 1994, 50,000 people from Gowari Community gathered in Nagpur during the winter session of Maharashtra State Assembly to demand Scheduled Tribes (ST) status for the community to enable Gowaris to get reservation in jobs and education. What followed was a tragic incident, which led to the death of 114 people, including several women and children. Nation Next, on the 27th anniversary of the tragic incident, through it's new series 'Discover Nagpur,' tells you all about you need to know about the incident!

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