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.>