Maratha reservation stir: Violence hits Maharashtra on third consecutive day
Violence continued in several elements of Maharashtra on third consecutive day as Maratha quota agitation refused to die down. Violence was reported from a number of districts of the state, as indignant protesters went on a rampage.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis issued a press release expressing willingness to carry talks with the protestors.
The agitation grew after yet one more individual died over quota demand in Aurangabad district. 50-year-old Jagannath Sonawane, who had consumed poison on Tuesday died Wednesday morning.
The funeral befell in Devgao Rangari village in enormous police deployment and in presence of tons of of activists from the Maratha group.
Agitating organisations had known as for a bandh in Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai and Raigad.
Commuters and office-goers have been inconvenienced because the protesters took to streets in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai.
BEST bus companies between Vashi and Airoli in Navi Mumbai have been suspended as protesters pelted stones at a few of the buses in Ghansoli. In Thane, Maratha protestors gathered on the essential Majiwada junction and started sloganeering. The protesters burnt tyres on Majiwada bridge and vandalised a Thane Municipal Company bus in Wagle Property.
Sporadic incidents of violence befell in Mumbai the place 9 buses have been vandalised by the agitating protestors. A bus was set ablaze in Mankhurd.
Protesters tried to cease practice companies as nicely. Rail roko was tried on Central in addition to western strains however the companies have been restored when the police eliminated the protesters from the tracks.
Site visitors on Western and Japanese categorical highways was disrupted on account of protests. Each the highways are arterial to the town.
The quota protests turned violent in different elements of the state as nicely. An indignant mob of protestors pelted stones at BJP MLA Laxman Pawar’s home in Georai tehsil of Beed District. Police needed to resort to lathicharge to disperse the mob.
Violent protests have been additionally reported from Satara district in Western Maharashtra. Protestors vandalised a police van close to Wade Fata in Satara. Police fired a number of pictures in air and lathicharged protestors. Tyres have been burnt on the Pune-Bangalore Freeway.
Violence in the course of the quota agitation left a number of injured in Udgir tehsil of Latur in Marathwada. Agitators and distributors clashed as protesters tried vandalise handcarts of the distributors.
Ahmednagar too continued to burn on Wednesday. Protestors shut-down retailers in a number of elements of the town.
In Northern Maharashtra’s Dhule district, 48 12 months outdated Jitendra Jambale tried leaping from district collector’s Workplace constructing however was taken into custody. Jal Samadhi Andolan was tried in Nashik’s Gangapur Dam by protestors in morning. All of them have been rounded up by Police.
Fadnavis breaks silence after three days
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis broke his silence on the difficulty after three days.
In a press release issued by his workplace, Fadnavis stated that he was keen to carry talks with the agitators. Mentioning the steps taken by the state authorities for Maratha reservation, Fadnavis alleged that some leaders have been attempting to take political benefit by frightening the agitators. Terming the suicides ‘unlucky’, Fadnavis appealed protestors to not resort to violence.
Two Maratha MLAs provide to resign
Two Maratha MLAs from Aurangabad district provided to resign to point out solidarity with the protesters. Harshvardhan Jadhav (Shiv Sena) & Bhausaheb Patil (NCP) provided to resign.
(With inputs from Imtiaz Mujawar, Rohit Walke, Pravin Thakre, Mahendra Kumar, Israr Chisti)
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