As the Maratha protests for reservation grows, violence in pockets of Maharashtra has also been reported.
The Maratha groups are pressing their demand for reservation in jobs and education.
Even as they cancelled the shutdown of Mumbai, protests and strikes were in progress in areas surrounding the financial capital.
Through the day, protesters blocked crucial arterial roads including the Mumbai-Pune highway and the Eastern Expressway.
The protestors were forced to shut their shops.
It is said that local train routes were blocked in Jogeshwari and near Thane.
Violence was witnessed in parts of the state on Tuesday after a protester committed suicide by jumping into a river in Aurangabad.
It need be mentioned that while Maratha Kranti Morcha had called for the shutdown in Mumbai, it was the Sakal Maratha Samaj which called for a bandh today in Navi Mumbai and Panvel.
Stones were thrown at two buses in Navi Mumbai.
The protesters also forced shops to close in many areas. In Raigadh district’s Kamothe, protesters took to the streets, shutting down shops and holding a bike rally.
Posters of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis were torn in parts of Thane, near Mumbai.
Besides the reservation issue, the Maratha Kranti Morcha is upset with the Chief Minister over his allegation that some members of the community were planning violence during his visit to a temple at Pandharpur town in Solapur district.>