As protests escalate on Maratha reservation issue, violence breaks out in certain parts of state

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is trying to pacify the protestors and has appealed for calm

As protests over Maratha community’s demand for reservation in government jobs grows, violence has also been reported from some parts of the state.

It need be mentioned that Maratha community, quite a infuential community of the Maharashtra state, have been demanding quota in government jobs and education.

It is said that the protests escalated after a man jumped into the river in Aurangabad.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is trying to pacify the protestors and has appealed for calm.

He said that government will work out a resolution in the larger interest of people.

Meanwhile, the administratio has taken to suspension of internet services in rural areas of Aurangabad as a preventive measure.

Earlier, still the protesters were seen attacking a fire vehicle and there were also scenes where tyres were burnt in front of a government office in Osmanabad.

It is said that the trains have been blocked in Parbhani district.

The Maratha Kranti Morcha has given a statewide shutdown call to protest against the death of the 28-year-old farmer yesterday and have demanded Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ apology.

The Marathas are a politically influential community that constitutes around 30 per cent of the state’s population.

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