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    Maratha Quota Stir: Bandh called in Maharashtra, except Navi Mumbai and Thane; Mumbai to face only sit-in protest in Bandra

    After a day of uncertainty, the organisers of Sakal Maratha Morcha and Maratha Kranti Morcha have announced they will go ahead with a state wide bandh on Thursday. The bandh will however not affect Navi Mumbai and Thane after the incidents of violence which occurred in the last morcha. However, in Mumbai only a sit-in andolan at Kala Nagar, Bandra (east)

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    Maratha quota stir: Maratha community warns of second round of agitations on August 8

    After bringing the ‘Maximum city’ to its knees the Maratha community is all set to intensify its agitations if Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis doesn’t issue the ordinance for Maratha reservations. The Maratha community has warned that if the reservations are not issued the second round of agitations will start on August 8 more aggressively.

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    Maratha quota stir: Internet services suspended in Navi Mumbai

    Mumbai: Internet services in the neighbouring Navi Mumbai township have been suspended since early today, a police official said. The decision was taken in the wake of the situation in areas like Kopar Khairne, which witnessed violence during the Maratha quota agitation yesterday, he said.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Kranti morcha turns hostile across Maharashtra

    Mumbai: A day after the statewide shutdown called by the Maratha Kranti Morcha paralyzed Marathwada, parts of western Maharashtra and North Maharashtra, including Nashik and Ahmednagar district, remained restive on Wednesday, with the agitation turning hostile in Satara district. The Superintendent of Police, along with two other policemen were injured after a mob began stone-pelting along the Satara highway.

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    Maratha quota stir: Bandh brings Mumbai to its knees as peaceful protest turns violent

    Mumbai: The lack of political will – either by intent or by habit – was manifest in the sporadic violence that marked the Maratha reservation bandh on Wednesday. Despite the fore knowledge that the bandh may turn violent – as was the case elsewhere in the State for the last few days — the extensive police ‘bandobast’ neither acted as a deterrent, nor as a dampener. The police, from all accounts, merely

  • Maharashtra Bandh Live Updates: Maratha Kranti Morcha calls off Mumbai bandh

    The Maratha Kranti Morcha calls off Mumbai bandh. The ‘peaceful’ bandh in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane called by Maratha Kranti Morcha turned violent as the day went by. Protesters blocked the Mumbai-Pune Highway while stones were pelted and a bus was set ablaze in Mankhurd.

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    Maratha Quota Protest: BJP minister alleges agitators for plotting to recreate Gowari-like situation

    Mumbai: A senior Bharatiya Janata Party minister on Tuesday alleged that the Maratha morcha agitators had planned to recreate a ‘Gowari’-like situation in Pandharpur, which they could have used against Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government in the 2019 poll. On the other hand, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar held the controversial statements of Fadnavis and Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil responsible for the outrage among Maratha youths.

  • Going Backward! Violence in Maharashtra ‘Castes’ shadow on image of emerging India

    Elsewhere in the world, people were seen welcoming 2018 with joy and peace, but in Maharashtra, Pune district was taken aback due to communal violence. A community of people were trying to prove its superiority over other community. The event to mark the 200th anniversary of the Bhima Koregaon battle in Pune district, in which the British Army comprising Dalits had defeated upper-caste Peshwas, was marred by incidents of stone pelting and

  • Mumbai Crime: Man watches obscene video in share auto, touches woman inappropriately

    On Wednesday, when Mumbai was busy in protests led by Dalits, an incident of misbehaviour with a woman in a share rickshaw took place. Apparently, a 32-year-old man watching obscene video on his phone inappropriately touched a 24-year-old woman in the auto in Andheri on Wednesday. The woman then alerted a patrolling police team and got the man arrested.

  • Maharashtra caste violence: Sambhaji Bhide cancels press meet in Mumbai

    Mumbai: Amidst the mounting pressure on the police and BJP government to arrest Manohar Bhide, the founder of right wing outfit Shivprathishthan Hindustan backed out from the press meet to be held in Mumbai on Sunday. Bhide has been booked by Pimpri police station for the Bhima-Koregaon riots.