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Bhima Koregaon Violence: Amidst Communal Clashes, Internet And Transport Services Takes Hit

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| January 3 , 2018 , 12:29 IST

Ever since the communal clashes broke out in Pune's Bhima Koregaon on Monday, Maharashtra has been engulfed in the blanket of fear. The riots have already reached Mumbai and are disrupting the lives of commoners around the major cities of the state.

The angry protestors took the clash to another level when they attacked the school buses in Mumbai's Chembur on Wednesday. Protestors are seemingly targetting the commuting resources to disrupt the state's peace. While a group of protesters tried to block a train at Virar Station in Mumbai, others were seen halting the auto-rickshaws and buses on Mumbai roads.

While the internet services have been suspended in Aurangabad, the interstate bus services in Karnataka and Maharashtra have been also been temporarily suspended. The fatal clashes have taken one life and torched 25 vehicles till now. The tensed air rose when the shops at NM Joshi Marg were forcibly closed down to continue with the Maharashtra bandh announced by Dalit leader on Tuesday.

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As soon as the protestors reached to interrupt the local trains services in Thane in the early hours of Wednesday, RPF and GRP officials took action and cleared the mob, confirmed CPRO Central Railway. To avoid any such incident, section 144 has been imposed in Mumbai's Thane region till Thursday.

"Few protestors tried to disrupt Railway services at Thane but were immediately cleared by RPF and GRP officials. Services are running uninterrupted on Central Railway as of now" said CPRO Central Railway. A large number of protesters had occupied the railway tracks at Nallasopara Station, forcing the Administration & security forces clear the mob through extra efforts.

The 200th-anniversary celebrations of the of the Koregaon-Bhima battle took a violent turn when Dalits and right-wing groups locked horns breaking violent clashes in Pune, claiming one life on the way to Mumbai. An event organised to mark the victory of East India Company over Peshwa's army on Monday led to these riots