Mumbai:  In a day long protest enforced by the Maratha groups on Wednesday, violence was seen in many parts of Maharashtra,  including  Mumbai. The Mumbai-Pune  Expressway was blocked by the protesters.

Sources said that the group demanded the reservations for Marathas in jobs and education. The protestors blocked the arterial roads and forced shops to shut down. Local trains route blocked near Jageshwari and Thane area.

According to the sourcs, the protestors on Tuesday, committed suicide by jumping in the river in Aurangabad, thus violent protests erupted in the various parts of the state.

 Massive security arrangements were made by the police in various lacations in Mumbai. About 45000 cops were out in full force in the city. Schools and colleges remained open in the city.

Important highlights:

*- In the state population, quotas for Marathas constituets around 30%.

*- Protestors in Aurangabad manhandled Shiv Sena lawmaker Chandrakant Khaire, who visited to the city to attend the funeral of a farmer.

*-One constable died and nine other policemen were injured in stone-throwing as protesters clashed with the police and torched vehicles on Tuesday.

*-agannath Sonavne, a third protester who attempted suicide by consuming poison yesterday in Aurangabad's Deogaon Rangari, has died in a hospital.

*- The Maratha Kranti Morcha members  blocked Mumbai's bound traffic on one of the busiest road Eastern Expressway and has called for the shut down in Mumbai, Another group the Sakal Maratha Samaj, called for a bandh in Navi Mumbai and Panvel.

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