Maharashtra bandh brings Mumbai to a halt; tension in Pune, Nagpur and Aurangabad amid day-long shutdown

Dalit groups, which had called for a complete shutdown in the state in protest against the violent clashes that broke out during the Bhima Koregaon battle anniversary in Pune, called off the Maharashtra strike on Wednesday evening.

FP Staff January 03, 2018 19:53:17 IST
Dalit groups, which had called for a complete shutdown in the state in protest against the violent clashes that broke out during the Bhima Koregaon battle anniversary in Pune, called off the Maharashtra strike on Wednesday evening. Team 101Reporters/Gunwanti Paraste
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Dalit groups, which had called for a complete shutdown in the state in protest against the violent clashes that broke out during the Bhima Koregaon battle anniversary in Pune, called off the Maharashtra strike on Wednesday evening. Team 101Reporters/Gunwanti Paraste
Normal life in Mumbai was disrupted as protesters attacked city buses, stopped suburban local services and blocked roads at various places in the city. In view of protests in the city and suburbs, police diverted traffic for smooth vehicular movement. PTI
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Normal life in Mumbai was disrupted as protesters attacked city buses, stopped suburban local services and blocked roads at various places in the city. In view of protests in the city and suburbs, police diverted traffic for smooth vehicular movement. PTI
During the day, Ambedkar Samaj supporters tried to barge into Mumbai collector's office after failing to submit a memorandum on the matter. 101Reporters
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During the day, Ambedkar Samaj supporters tried to barge into Mumbai collector's office after failing to submit a memorandum on the matter. 101Reporters
In Mumbai, Dalits began protests in suburban Chembur, Ghatkopar, Kamraj Nagar, Vikhroli, Dindoshi, Kandivali, Jogeshwari, Kalanagar and Mahim. Protesters obstructed services on the Western and Central Railway. PTI
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In Mumbai, Dalits began protests in suburban Chembur, Ghatkopar, Kamraj Nagar, Vikhroli, Dindoshi, Kandivali, Jogeshwari, Kalanagar and Mahim. Protesters obstructed services on the Western and Central Railway. PTI
In Pune, barring a couple of incidents of stone pelting on public transport buses, the bandh was peaceful. 101Reporters/Gunwanti Paraste
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In Pune, barring a couple of incidents of stone pelting on public transport buses, the bandh was peaceful. 101Reporters/Gunwanti Paraste
Some Dalit organisations decided to take out a march to the house of Milind Ekbote, who was booked by Pune police under relevant sections of the Prevention of Atrocities Act and "orchestrating” the violence in Bhima Koregaon on 1 January. 101Reporters/Nivedita Niranjankumar
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Some Dalit organisations decided to take out a march to the house of Milind Ekbote, who was booked by Pune police under relevant sections of the Prevention of Atrocities Act and "orchestrating” the violence in Bhima Koregaon on 1 January. 101Reporters/Nivedita Niranjankumar
Tension prevailed in Nagpur with schools and markets remaining closed amid the Maharashtra bandh call given by Dalit leaders to protest the violence over the bicentennial celebration of the Bhima-Koregaon battle. PTI
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Tension prevailed in Nagpur with schools and markets remaining closed amid the Maharashtra bandh call given by Dalit leaders to protest the violence over the bicentennial celebration of the Bhima-Koregaon battle. PTI
Roads in Aurangabad wore a deserted look on Wednesday. Police personnel arrived to control the situation after an incident of a violent clash at Ambedkar Nagar. PTI
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Roads in Aurangabad wore a deserted look on Wednesday. Police personnel arrived to control the situation after an incident of a violent clash at Ambedkar Nagar. PTI
Security outside the Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi was scaled up as protests continued in Maharashtra. Students belonging to All India Students Association (AISA) demanded judicial probe against those responsible for the Bhima-Koregaon violence. PTI
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Security outside the Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi was scaled up as protests continued in Maharashtra. Students belonging to All India Students Association (AISA) demanded judicial probe against those responsible for the Bhima-Koregaon violence. PTI