Maharashtra Bandh Turns Violent; Stone Pelting in Solapur

Bandh called by an umbrella organisation of pro-quota Maratha groups turned violent with protestors pelting stones at shops in Solapur.

Visual footage show heavy police deployment in the area.

Sakal Maratha Samaj leader jadhavrao said “We are making an appeal to Maratha youths to stay away from violence.

Also additional personnel have been deployed in Aurangabad, as the district witnessed violent protests during the last agitation.

Meanwhile agitators are holding a sit-in protest outside the residence of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar in Baramati today.

Earlier in the week, Pawar had said at a book release function in Pune,” The reservation for SC, ST and OBC should not be touched<’.

Members of the Maratha community are protesting over their demand for reservation in govt jobs and education.

The bandh was organised despite chief minister Devendra Fadnavis assurances that his govt was working on their demands.

 

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