Maratha Kranti Morcha called a Bandh in Mumbai for pressing demands of 16% reservation for Maratha community. 6 months ago, the same organization was pressurizing government for conducting Maratha community surveys in around 700 villages. (Read This: Maharashtra Government Begins the Survey of Marathas )
The band has been called in areas like Palghar, Thane Raigad and Navi Mumbai. Schools, colleges, ambulances and hospitals are exempted from the bandh.
Tension across Maharashtra continue to flare as the agitation for reservation for Marathas in government jobs and educational institutions has intensified.
The ongoing protest is likely to have a major impact in Western Maharashtra and Marathwada districts such as Aurangabad, Osmanabad, Beed and Ahmadnagar.
2 suicide attempts took place today. One attempted suicide by jumping in the river whereas the other consumed poison. Both are alive and in hospital.
A truck was set ablaze in Aurangabad during the protest. Locals in Aurangabad attacked the vehicle of Shiv Sena MP Chandrakant Khaire when he went to attend the funeral of the youth who drowned in Godavari river in the district yesterday.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Minister Vinod Tawde said that local authorities and police will be assessing law and order situation on Wednesday. He said that after the assessment it will be decided if schools and colleges will remain operational in the above mentioned areas on Wednesday.
There is a contest in India among different communities to prove who is the most backward out of all. Reservation system was introduced as temporary crutches so that the backward classes and castes can rise and become equal. Now everyone wants to walk on these crutches despite being socially uplifted or not.
The protesters are mentally backward people who doesn’t bat an eyelid for the society. They don’t think that these protests will cause a havoc in the region as well as lose valuable time for the money-generating activities. The protesters should think about the society as well and keep it as peaceful as possible. Government cannot do anything in order to provide mind to morons.