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Maratha quota bandh called off midway in Mumbai after violence

Updated : July 25, 2018 06:19 PM IST

Protesters attacked buses, indulged in arson and pelted stones at local trains in several parts of Maharashtra, including Mumbai and the adjoining Thane city, during the bandh called by Maratha outfits.
The Mumbai-Pune and Mumbai-Goa highways were blocked for hours by the protesters. Police used force, including teargas shelling and baton charge, to disperse the violent protesters at several places.
Marathas, a politically-influential community constituting around 30 percent of the state's population, have been demanding reservation in jobs and education.
Maratha quota bandh called off midway in Mumbai after violence
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