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Maratha Kranti Morcha to go ahead with state-wide bandh today

By Chennabasaveshwar
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    Pune, Aug 8: The Maratha Kranti Morcha to go ahead with state-wide bandh on Thursday over demand for Maratha Reservation.

    Maratha Kranti Morcha to go ahead with state-wide bandh tomorrow

    SP Pune Rural Sandip Patil, said, "2200 policemen, 900 home guards , 3 SRPF coy, 1 RAF company, 20 striking platoons have been deployed at Pune ahead of statewide protest called by Maratha Kranti Morcha over demand for Maratha Reservation, tomorrow."

    According to reports, schools in Pune district will remain shut on 9 August ahead of the call for protests.

    During the violence on July 30 in Chakan area, 70 to 80 vehicles were torched and damaged.

    The politically-influential Maratha community, constituting around 30 per cent of the state's population, has been agitating to press its demand for reservation in jobs and education.

    The community had earlier taken out silent marches across the state to highlight their demands, prominently for reservation.

    (With PTI inputs)

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