Maharashtra shutdown: Angry mob attacks school buses, school exams affected

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The angry members of the Dalit community staged rail and road blockades and took out processions in Mumbai and agitations in different parts of Maharashtra on Tuesday.

It was reported that the violence turned ugly to the adjoining parts of Maharashtra, after clashes which broke out the Dalits and alleged right-wing groups on January 1.

The incident took place during the bicentenary celebration of the Bhima-Koregaon battle near Pune.

It was observed that a group of Dalit activists reportedly jumped on the railway tracks, shouting slogans and waving flags to attempt a rail-blockade near Thane.

Following the riots, it was learned that Section 144 has been imposed in Maharashtra’s Thane area till midnight of January 4.

RSS and BJP are being accused of instigating the violence.

“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”.

It was believed that thousands of  Dalits moved to the streets in Chembur, Mankhurd, Ghatkopar, Bhandup and other strongholds in north-eastern parts of the city demanding actions against the Pune riots.

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