Maratha Reservation Movement Turns Violent, 1 Dead, 9 Injured During Protest.
Mumbai: Statewide protest of Maratha community in maharshtra have become violent . Maratha Kranti Morcha, which is leading the agitation, demanded for reservation in jobs and educational institutions, has called for the Mumbai Bandh today. During the Mumbai bandh, protesters pelted stones on buses. There is a long stagnation on the roads due to the closure. On Tuesday, a constable died in the stone pelting incident, while nine others were injured. The protesters also blasted several trains and two protesters tried to commit suicide.
The impact of the Maharashtra band was seen in Aurangabad and adjacent districts, where a demonstrator died during the march on Monday for the reservation. The impact of the Maharashtra bandh was seen in Aurangabad and adjacent districts, where a demonstrator died during the march on Monday for the reservation. Reservation for the politically influential Maratha community is a very controversial issue. About 30 percent of the state's population is Maratha. Community leaders have organised rallies in different districts for their demands. Last year, Maratha Kranti Morcha organised a big rally in Mumbai.
Anger of protesters foiled on Shiv Sena MP:
Shiv Sena MP Chandrakant Khere had to face the anger of protesters at the time when he went to Kaygaon in Aurangabad to attend Shinde's funeral. The police said that the crowd pushed the MP and they had to leave the place. Police also said that the stones were pelted on MP's car too. The General Body of Aurangabad Municipal Corporation has decided to give 10 lakh rupees to Shinde's family. In this meeting, the proposal for seeking 16 percent reservation in jobs and educational institutions for Maratha community was also approved. Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil in Sangli said that whatever the state government can do have alredy being done now the court decision will be final on this matter.
Ravindra Patil, convenor of Maratha Kranti Morcha said, "As long as Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis does not apologize to the Maratha community, we will continue to protest. Untill then the state of Maharashtra have to face the wrath of this protest.