The protest on Tuesday, Jul 27 was led by the senior Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi. Protesters held placards demanding PM's intervention in the dispute.
Earlier on Wednesday, Jul 7 UPA government's affidavit told the Supreme court that Belgaum should stay with Karnataka and the area could not be made a part of Maharashtra merely because a majority of the population there speak Marathi.
Belgaum, currently a part of Karnataka and earlier was the part of Bombay Presidency. Belgaum was claimed by Maharashtra on linguistic grounds as the majority population speaks Marathi there.