Mumbai, Jan 3: The Dalit protesters on Wednesday halted Mumbai local trains, blocked roads, and pelted stones while observing ‘Maharashtra Bandh’ over the caste-based Bhima Koregaon violence on Monday. Pictures and videos of the Maharashtra Bandh over Bhima Koregaon violence are being circulated on social media. Mumbai local trains and road traffic have been disrupted as protests spread across Mumbai due to clashes between the Dalit and Maratha communities, a day after caste-based violence during the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Bhima Koregaon battle in Pune. Following the protests across the city of Mumbai and several other places in Maharashtra, Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) leader and BR Ambedkar’s grandson Prakash Ambedkar called for Maharashtra Bandh on Wednesday, January 3, to protest against the Maharashtra government’s “failure” to stop the violence at Bhima Koregaon village in Pune district on Monday. (Also Read: Check Routes Likely to be Affected in Mumbai, Local Train Status)
PICTURES AND VIDEOS FROM MAHARASHTRA BANDH
Protesters pelt stones at vehicles at LBS road Vikhroli West area in Mumbai.
‘Rasta Roko’ protest being held in Andheri on the Western Express Highway
Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) buses and a car vandalized by protesters in Powai
Two Thane Municipal Transport buses and an auto-rickshaw vandalized in Chendani Koliwada area
Shops at NM Joshi Marg in Mumbai forcibly being closed by protesters
Protests being carried out in the state; visuals from Nagpur’s Shatabdi Square
Protesters block Eastern Express Highway
A large number of protesters have occupied the railway tracks at Nallasopara Station, disrupting rail traffic.
Interstate bus services from Karnataka-Maharashtra temporarily suspended as a precautionary measure
Protesters halt buses, auto-rickshaws, deflate bus tyres at Lal Bahadur Shastri Road in Thane
Protesters are seen gathering at Ghatkopar’s Ramabai Colony, police personnel also at the site
The maximum impact of the Maharashtra Bandh has been seen in eastern suburbs of Ghatkopar, Chembur, and Mulund area. The Maharashtra Bandh protest picked up after 10 AM. Heavy Police deployment in Aurangabad, stones pelted and vehicles vandalized by the Dalit protesters. Internet services have been suspended in Aurangabad.