Pics: 'Maratha Kranti Morcha' Protest Rally In Mumbai

Mumbai was engulfed by a 'Maratha storm' as lakhs of the politically powerful community marched towards south Mumbai to demand reservations in jobs and education on Wednesday.
Pics: \'Maratha Kranti Morcha\' Protest Rally In Mumbai
Started since August 9, 2016, with processions in 57 different cities, the Maratha Kranti Morcha made its maiden entry in the state capital and will end the year-long campaign through processions by submitting a memo to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. (Mid-Day)
Pics: \'Maratha Kranti Morcha\' Protest Rally In Mumbai
The state government, police, BMC and other agencies were fully geared since the past 24 hours as participants in the mega-morcha started trickling in from different parts of the state since Monday night. (Mid-Day)
Pics: \'Maratha Kranti Morcha\' Protest Rally In Mumbai
While the authorities anticipate participation of between 500,000-800,000 Marathas from across the state, the organisers are optimistic it will be the jewel in the crown of all morchas so far with the figure crossing three million. (Mid-Day)
Pics: \'Maratha Kranti Morcha\' Protest Rally In Mumbai
Wednesday's procession has bagged the support of all the political parties with even the NDA constituents Shiv Sena and Republican Party of India(A) announcing their backing late on Tuesday. (Mid-Day)
Pics: \'Maratha Kranti Morcha\' Protest Rally In Mumbai
Meanwhile, the Maratha brigade which trooped into Mumbai from the five entry points, besides the railways, resulted in huge traffic jams in Mumbai and adjacent districts of Thane, Raigad and Palghar. (Mid-Day)
Pics: \'Maratha Kranti Morcha\' Protest Rally In Mumbai
They reached the state capital by trains, private vehicles, trucks, tempos and even two-wheelers waving Maratha flags and sporting bright orange turbans, entering through railway stations and the entry points (Mid-Day)
Pics: \'Maratha Kranti Morcha\' Protest Rally In Mumbai
Senior Congress leader Narayan Rane told media persons that the procession will start marching from Byculla, south Mumbai at 11 a.m. in a peaceful and orderly manner, silently, without political speeches and terminate at the historic Azad Maidan some four kms away at 5 p.m. (Mid-Day)
Pics: \'Maratha Kranti Morcha\' Protest Rally In Mumbai
The Mumbai Police have geared up with over 7,000 personnel, including commandos, armed police, cops in plainclothes, assigned for providing security duties during the procession. (Mid-Day)
Pics: \'Maratha Kranti Morcha\' Protest Rally In Mumbai
Since midnight, 50,000 men in khaki have been deployed at strategic locations across the city. All leave has been cancelled and every cop in the force, right from constable to police commissioner, will be out on duty today (Mid-Day)
Pics: \'Maratha Kranti Morcha\' Protest Rally In Mumbai
South Mumbai's schools will remain quiet as well. Students of schools have been given the day off, so they are not inconvenienced by traffic congestion expected due to Maratha Kranti Morcha (Mid-Day)
Pics: \'Maratha Kranti Morcha\' Protest Rally In Mumbai
Rally protesters arrive in numbers in Mumbai city for the Maratha Kranti Morcha (Mid-Day)
Pics: \'Maratha Kranti Morcha\' Protest Rally In Mumbai
Central Railway has made elaborate arrangements to deal with the rush on account of `Maratha Kranti Morcha' (Mid-Day)
Pics: \'Maratha Kranti Morcha\' Protest Rally In Mumbai
Volunteers distributing food packets to rally participants during the Maratha Kranti Morcha in Mumbai (Mid-Day)
Pics: \'Maratha Kranti Morcha\' Protest Rally In Mumbai
As the Maratha community sets out on its biggest rally yet, Mumbai Police will also be out in full strength to ensure that the protest march goes smoothly (Mid-Day)
Pics: \'Maratha Kranti Morcha\' Protest Rally In Mumbai
Extra general coach will be attached to seven long-distance trains and there will be an additional ticket window for issuing tickets, says Sunil Udasi, chief PRO of Central Railway (Mid-Day)
Pics: \'Maratha Kranti Morcha\' Protest Rally In Mumbai
To avoid any chaos and traffic heavy vehicles have been banned on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway from 7 am to 7 pm due to the Maratha Kranti Morcha in Mumbai (Mid-Day)
Pics: \'Maratha Kranti Morcha\' Protest Rally In Mumbai
This is the 58th - and the largest - protest march of the Maratha community, exactly a year after the first march was held in Aurangabad, the organisers told reporters (Mid-Day)
Pics: \'Maratha Kranti Morcha\' Protest Rally In Mumbai
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Pics: \'Maratha Kranti Morcha\' Protest Rally In Mumbai
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Pics: \'Maratha Kranti Morcha\' Protest Rally In Mumbai
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Pics: \'Maratha Kranti Morcha\' Protest Rally In Mumbai
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