Maratha Protest Turns Violent, Section 144 Imposed In Chakan Area

| July 30 , 2018 , 18:08 IST

Protests by the Maratha Community turned violent on Monday after which section 144 was imposed in Chakan of the Pune city.

The Maratha Community members torched vehicles and destructed public property in Pimpri suburb.

According to local media reports, around 80 vehicles have been attacked out of which 20 to 25 of them have been burnt. The sudden breach of peace affected traffic movement in the area.

The protesters gathered in huge mobs demanding reservation in the education sector and government jobs. Protesters blocked the major roads by setting up non-violent protest while some others turned out violently in the protest.

As per media reports, protestors burnt tires, broke buses and eventually blocked main as well as arterial roads during the stir.  Police quickly rushed into the area to control the protest following which a curfew was imposed in the Chakan area.

Protest in Maharashtra has hit the public order badly and has affected people life.  

Earlier on Tuesday, a bandh was called for across the state of Maharashtra, the Maratha Kranti Morcha brought the protests to Mumbai. Train services were disrupted and vehicles on the road were stopped as well. Some of the best buses were also damaged, reportedly in an attempt to jam the roads, despite locals trying to stop the protesters.

Two men committed suicide over demands for reservation for Marathas. One hung himself to death in Nanded while the other jumped in front of a train in Aurangabad.