After a day-long violence with protests, artillery road blocks, bus attacks and city-wide shutdown to press demands of reservation in jobs and education, the Maratha group has called off the Mumbai Bandh and the metro-city will retain normalcy soon.
The Maratha Kranti Morcha had spearheaded the protest to push their demands of getting reservations in government jobs as well as education in Maharashtra – calling for state shutdown protest. Another activist group Sakal Maratha Samaj joined in and called for Mumbai Bandh today, which led to violence through the city – forcing closure of services and shops. Protesters even blocked main roads of Mumbai, the railway lines, Mumbai-Pune highway, the Eastern Expressway and local markets.
After the peaceful protest escalated and turned violent and a day-long breaking, shattering and blazing for reservation quota, the activist Maratha group called off protests and Mumbai Bandh. Mumbai Police is working on retaining normalcy and while essential services like water supply, fire brigade, ambulance services, hospitals, school and colleges, school buses were exempted from the shutdown, blockade from other services including public transportation and highways have been suspended.