Maharashtra Bandh: Cops on alert, Internet banned and school buses off roads

By Younish P, 2018-01-03 08:16:36

Maharashtra still on fire after the anniversary of a battle fought 200 years ago, amid caste tensions even as a statewide shutdown called on Wednesday. The state government’s alleged failure to stop violence witnessed wander away protest by Dalits in Bhima Koregaon in Pune. A 28-year-old man was died in the violence.

Earlier this week, clashes between Dalit groups and followers of right-wing of Hindu organisations go banged at Bhima Koregaon and nearby villages during the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of a British-Peshwa battle in which the army of the British East India Company with Dalit’s forces defeated the army of Peshwa.

The Hindu right-wing groups were considering the anniversary of ‘Victory Day' as to be an anti-national celebration.

The shutdown invoked a better response in mofussil regions than urban areas of Mumbai, Pune, Thane, and Nagpur and other cities of Maharashtra.

In Mumbai, colleges and schools opened but the wheels of school buses stopped as a safety. To keep the spread of rumours, Internet services have been banned in Aurangabad.

On Tuesday, The Dabbawala association of Mumbai decided to stay off its delivery service, after dread of the law and order issues in the city.


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