Mumbai Bandh roundup: Mob violence mars Maratha Kranti Morcha

Updated: Jul 26, 2019, 11:53
  • Mumbai Bandh roundup: Mob violence mars Maratha Kranti Morcha

    Buses were attacked, stones pelted at local trains and key highways blocked in violent protests that erupted during the bandh called by pro-quota Marathas in Maharashtra.

    In photo: Maratha Morcha protestors burn police vehicles and Police chowky situated at D-mart in Koparkhairane, Navi Mumbai

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    Police resorted to baton-charge and fired teargas shells to disperse a mob of around 250 persons at Nitin Junction in Thane when it turned violent, said police spokesperson Sukhada Narkar

    In photo: Cops lathi-charge protesters at Nitin Junction in Thane, after protests turn violent

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  • Mumbai Bandh roundup: Mob violence mars Maratha Kranti Morcha

    The shutdown by Maratha groups seeking reservation evoked a mixed response on Wednesday in Mumbai and the coastal districts of Maharashtra, but ended on a violent note as police tear-gassed and caned protestors

    In photo: Members of the Marathi community protests outside Teen Haath Naka in Thane. Pic/Sameer Markande

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  • Mumbai Bandh roundup: Mob violence mars Maratha Kranti Morcha

    Since Wednesday morning, a large groups of Maratha activists carrying saffron flags and banners took out noisy processions amid tight security in Mumbai and other districts like Palghar, Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg

    In Photo: Rail Roko takes place at Thane Railway station where Maratha protesters took to the tracks. Pic/ Sameer Markande

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  • Mumbai Bandh roundup: Mob violence mars Maratha Kranti Morcha

    Shouting 'Ek Maratha, Lakh Maratha', 'Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ki Jai', they condemned the government for not heeding their demands over two years of peaceful agitation

    In photo: Maratha protesters get violent as they vandalise a bus at ST Bus stand in Thane West. Pic/ Sameer Markande

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    Roads were blocked in several parts of Mumbai, with an attempt to block the suburban railway at Thane. City transport buses were pelted with stones in Navi Mumbai, and private vehicular traffic stopped by protestors

    In photo: Maratha community people during their 'Maratha Kranti Morcha Rasta Roko' protest demanding reservation, at Nalasopara Achole Road in Mumbai. Pic/ PTI

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  • Mumbai Bandh roundup: Mob violence mars Maratha Kranti Morcha

    As per official figures, in Mumbai and Thane, at least two buses were set ablaze, while nine others were damaged in heavy stone-pelting. Tyres of another 10 were deflated. During the shutdown, several vehicles were damaged in other parts of the state, with repercussions of the agitation felt for the second day in districts like Aurangabad, Kolhapur and Satara

    In photo: A Maratha protester clicks a selfie during the ongoing stir in Thane by the Maratha Kranti Morcha on Wednesday, 25th July 2018. Pic/ Sameer Markande

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  • Mumbai Bandh roundup: Mob violence mars Maratha Kranti Morcha

    Massive traffic jams were witnessed on major roads and highways leading to Mumbai from Goa, Pune, Nashik and Ahmedabad routes

    In photo: Magatane Petrol Pump was closed amidst the ongoing Maratha Aandolan at Kandivali East. Pic/Satej Shinde

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  • Mumbai Bandh roundup: Mob violence mars Maratha Kranti Morcha

    Most shops and commercial establishments remained shut in important pockets like Dadar, Andheri, Mulund, Kanjurmarg, Borivali, Kandivali. In many other places the Maratha activists went around requesting shopkeepers to down shutters and express solidarity with their cause

    In photo: Maratha Aandolan moves across the Magathane bus depot at Kandivali East. Pic/Satej Shinde

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  • Mumbai Bandh roundup: Mob violence mars Maratha Kranti Morcha

    A large group of protestors blocked certain pockets on the Eastern Express Highway and Western Express Highway, disrupting normal traffic movement, as well as arterial roads in the suburbs, stopping all vehicles from plying to and from the highways.

    In photo: Members of the Marathi community came out in large numbers at Thakurli village in Kandivli. Pic/Satej shinde

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  • Mumbai Bandh roundup: Mob violence mars Maratha Kranti Morcha

    Some protestors blocked the railway tracks at Jogeshwari but were evicted by security forces to help resume normal services after around 10 minutes, said a Western Railway spokesperson. However, local train services on the Central Railway's trans-harbour line were affected for over an hour due to stone-pelting on trains at Ghansoli and Thane this afternoon

    In photo: Protesters take to the streets of Koparkhairane to demand reservation. Pic/Tanmoy Mitra

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    Though schools and colleges functioned normally, there were reports of drop in attendance. Mumbai's lifeline -- the suburban trains -- and long-distance services largely remained unaffected while other essential services functioned smoothly

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  • Mumbai Bandh roundup: Mob violence mars Maratha Kranti Morcha

    The agitation assumes significance as it comes just a year ahead of the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in the state. The community members have earlier organised several rallies in various districts to highlight their demands

    In photo: Visuals from Dadar West where Maratha protestors are seemed to be walking towards Shivaji Park while the police escort them. Pic/LocalPressCo/Twitter

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    Last year, a huge rally was organised by the Maratha Kranti Morcha in this connection in Mumbai. On Sunday last, 27-year-old Kakasaheb Shinde, a pro-quota protester, jumped off a bridge over Godavari River in Aurangabad and died

    In photo: Samta Nagar in Kandivali was blocked by the Maratha Andolan protestors. Pic/Sanju/Twitter

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  • Mumbai Bandh roundup: Mob violence mars Maratha Kranti Morcha

    This led to intensification of the agitation. Yesterday, a man, identified as Jagannath Sonawane, consumed a poisonous substance during the protest in Aurangabad. He died on Tuesday at a local government hospital, becoming the second person to commit suicide

    In photo: Tyres were set on fire at the Mulund toll Naka as the Maratha Andolan protests turned violent. Pic/Mumbai Live/Twitter

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  • Mumbai Bandh roundup: Mob violence mars Maratha Kranti Morcha

    One leader of the Morcha said a bandh may be called again on August 9 but a final call in this regard will be taken after consulting all senior members of all maratha morchas

    In photo: Jogeshwari Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR) was the most hit by the Maratha Andolan in Mumbai. Pic/sharon/Twitter

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    Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis responded by saying that the state government had taken cognizance and was willing to discuss and resolve the issue. "We have taken several decisions for the Maratha community and are committed to giving them reservation. Presently, the matter is sub judice," Fadnavis added

    In photo: Countless people were stuck at the mercy of the Maratha Andolan protestors at Cyber One, Vashi. Pic/Jaspreet Singh/Twitter

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  • Mumbai Bandh roundup: Mob violence mars Maratha Kranti Morcha

    Devendra Fadnavis pointed out that the government had passed a law in this regard which was struck down by the High Court. The state appealed against the High Court decision in the Supreme Court but could not get a stay, he said. "Hence, the case is pending in the high court. A state OBC commission has been set up and a proposal is being prepared as per the law. We are doing sincerely whatever is in our power," the chief minister said

    In photo: A BEST Bus WAS vandalised near Kalyan Station. Pic/Mumbai Live/Twitter

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  • Mumbai Bandh roundup: Mob violence mars Maratha Kranti Morcha

    Devendra Fadnavis said if there was any loophole in implementation of the schemes, it can be sorted out through talks. He expressed sorrow over the suicide by a youth and attempts to commit suicide by others during the agitation

    In photo: A scene in the Mumbai local train on the Western Railway line

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  • Mumbai Bandh roundup: Mob violence mars Maratha Kranti Morcha

    Shiv Sena MLA from Kannad (Aurangabad) constituency, Harshvardhan Jadhav has offered his resignation to Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha speaker amid Maratha community's protest across the state demanding reservation in government jobs and education

    In photo: Office goers met with traffic while heading to Chakala. Pic/Ranjini Ramachandran/Twitter

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  • Mumbai Bandh roundup: Mob violence mars Maratha Kranti Morcha

    Union Minister of State for Social Justice Ramdas Athawale said that law needs to be amended to raise the reservation cap from 50 to 70 per cent and promised to raise the issue with the National Democratic Alliance

    Most of the shops were shut amidst the Maratha Andolan at Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel. Pic/LocalPressCo Mumbai

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  • Mumbai Bandh roundup: Mob violence mars Maratha Kranti Morcha

    Holding the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena government responsible for the agitation, state Congress President Ashok Chavan said that it let down not only the Marathas, but also the Dhangars and the Muslims

    In photo: Protestors torch a bus at Mankhurd as the Maratha Andolan morcha gets violent. Pic/Mumbai Live/Twitter

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  • Mumbai Bandh roundup: Mob violence mars Maratha Kranti Morcha

    On Monday, 28-year-old Kakasaheb Dattatreya Shinde had committed suicide by jumping into the Godavari river in the same district, triggering massive protests

    In photo: Protestors block the flow of traffic on Airoli-Mulund Road. Pic/ANSARI SHAHID/Twitter

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  • Mumbai Bandh roundup: Mob violence mars Maratha Kranti Morcha

    The state government hastily agreed to hold talks with the agitation leaders even as a protestor Jagannath Sonawane, 55, who had consumed poison in Devgaon-Rangari village in Aurangabad, succumbed in a government hospital, taking the death toll in the three-day agitation to two

    In photo: Maratha Kranti Morcha activists stop a school bus during their statewide bandh, called for reservations in jobs and education, at Kopar Khairane, Navi Mumbai on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. Pic/ PTI

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  • Mumbai Bandh roundup: Mob violence mars Maratha Kranti Morcha

    Wednesday's shutdown was the second phase of agitation by the Maratha Kranti Morcha. The first phase was held spontaneously on Tuesday in most districts of northern, western and Marathwada regions of Maharashtra

    In photo: Maratha Kranti Morcha activists stop the traffic during their statewide bandh called for reservations in jobs and education, at Kopar Khairane, Navi Mumbai. Pic/ PTI

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  • Mumbai Bandh roundup: Mob violence mars Maratha Kranti Morcha

    The bandh in the financial capital of India, which began this morning, was called off just before 3 pm after various parts saw violence

    Rasta Roko at Eastern Express Highway,Thane carried out by the Maratha Protesters on Wednesday, 25th July 2018. Pic/ Sameer Markande

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  • Mumbai Bandh roundup: Mob violence mars Maratha Kranti Morcha

    Marathas, a politically-influential community constituting around 30 per cent of the state's population and a huge vote bank for the Congress-NCP combine, have been demanding reservation in jobs and education that has become a contentious issue. 

    In photo: Protesters at Teen Haath Naka, Thane. Pic/Sameer Markande

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    The Marathas are seeking reservation in government jobs and education, with the agitation remaining peaceful in over two years, including holding of silent processions in over a dozen districts

    In photo: Protesters at Teen Haath Naka, Thane. Pic/Sameer Markande

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Maratha Kranti Morcha, an outfit spearheading agitation for quota for the Marathas in jobs and education, called off its Mumbai bandh on Wednesday. The bandh in the financial capital of India, which began this morning, was called off just before 3 pm after various parts saw violence.

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