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Maratha stir: Shops forcibly shut down, clashes erupt

News Agencies | Updated on: 25 July 2018, 12:46 IST

The Maratha quota stir turned violent on Wednesday after clashes broke out between two groups in Udgir in Latur district.

The clashes erupted after protesting Maratha Kranti Morcha workers allegedly forced people to shut down their shops and overturned a vegetable cart.

Meanwhile, another group requested the shopkeepers with their folded hands to close their shops in Bandra.

The Maratha community has been protesting across Maharashtra demanding reservation in government jobs and education. They have also called for a bandh in the state today.

Earlier today, the protestors set several vehicles on fire and also vandalised public buses in Navi Mumbai's Ghansoli and Wagle estate area of Thane causing disruption in bus services. They also blocked a local train in Thane.

Besides reservation for the Maratha community, loan waiver, Kopardi rape, unemployment are some of the other issues against which the community is protesting.



First published: 25 July 2018, 12:46 IST