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Mumbai-Pune Highway blocked, Maharashtra Bandh protest gets violent

By Team Pardaphash 
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New Delhi/Mumbai: A protest that has been called in Mumbai today by Maratha groups seeking reservation for the community turned violent as they were protesting against the death of a Maratha youth in Aurangabad.

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According to reports, the Maratha Kranti Morcha, which is spearheading the agitation, declared bandh in Mumbai to press their demand of 16 percent reservation and to another group, the Sakal Maratha Samaj, will lead protest in Navi Mumbai and Panvel.

Large-scale violence saw state-wide protest in Maharashtra, due to which a constable died and nine other policemen were injured amid suicide attempt by three agitators. There were reports of stone throwing and arson in several parts of the state, which remained on edge today.

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