Maharashtra Bandh Highlights: Dalit Leader Prakash Ambedkar Calls Off Bandh

Prakash Ambedkar, the grandson of BR Ambedkar and head of a Dalit group, has called for Maharashtra Bandh today; a call supported by 250 other Dalit groups.

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Maharashtra Bandh Highlights: Dalit Leader Prakash Ambedkar Calls Off Bandh

Maharashtra Bandh: Protesters blocked major roads across the state disrupting traffic and train services.

New Delhi:  After a day of angry protests by Dalit groups across towns and cities in Maharashtra following caste clashes, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis order an inquiry by a sitting High Court judge. Prakash Ambedkar, the grandson of BR Ambedkar and head of a Dalit group, has called for Maharashtra bandh today. Around 250 other Dalit groups supported the call for a statewide shutdown. Dalit groups clashes with local right-wing organisations on Monday, the 200th anniversary of the Anglo-Maratha battle at Bhima-Koregaon near Pune. A 28-year-old Maratha youth was killed in clashes and at least 12 other people were injured. The following day Dalit protesters blocked major roads in Mumbai, disrupted road traffic and train services. Over 160 buses were damaged and heavy security had to be deployed. Over 100 protesters were later detained by the police.
 

Here are the highlights of the Maharashtra Bandh:




Jan 03, 2018
18:17 (IST)
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said that an inquiry will be conducted into incidents of violence that took place across Maharashtra during the protests. CCTV footage of the violence is being monitored, he said.
Jan 03, 2018
16:35 (IST)
Prakash Ambedkar, Dalit leader and grandson of BR Ambedkar calls off withdraws Maharashtra bandh call, news agency ANI reports.
Jan 03, 2018
15:09 (IST)
Dalit protests reach Delhi. Around 50 students, including some from JNU, protest outside Maharashtra Sadan, in the heart of the city.
Jan 03, 2018
14:28 (IST)
Car showroom in suburban Vikroli vandalised by protesters.

Jan 03, 2018
13:03 (IST)
Suburban train services disrupted at Ghatkopar station due to protest by Dalit groups. As a result, trains on Central Railway's mainline towards CSMT were affected.
Jan 03, 2018
13:00 (IST)
Suburban services of AC locals have been cancelled for today by Western Railway, as protests threaten commuters' safety. Other suburban services are being run amid intermittent protests at Elphinstone Road, Dadar, Malad stations, according to Western Railway's twitter handle. There is no cancellation of long distance trains, it adds.
Jan 03, 2018
12:54 (IST)
Congress calls the Pune incident a failure of the Maharashtra government, demands probe by a Supreme Court judge.
Jan 03, 2018
12:41 (IST)
As Dalit-Marathas clash in Maharashtra, Congress in parliament in discussion on caste tension claims anti-Dalit violence rising.
Jan 03, 2018
12:26 (IST)
13 'BEST' buses were damaged by protesters in Kalanagar area (Bandra), Dharavi, Kamraj Nagar, Santosh Nagar, Dindoshi and Hanuman Nagar, a BMC official said.
Jan 03, 2018
12:10 (IST)
Security increased outside Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi as protests continue in parts of Maharashtra.
Jan 03, 2018
11:56 (IST)
Mumbai metro services between Ghatkopar and Airport stations have been suspended by authorities due to security reasons.
Jan 03, 2018
11:51 (IST)
Dalit groups protest in Pune following caste clashes in the city.
Jan 03, 2018
11:36 (IST)

Jan 03, 2018
11:36 (IST)
Jan 03, 2018
11:23 (IST)
Mumbai police asks commuters to avoid Kalanagar & MMRDA Junction due to Rasta Roko.
Jan 03, 2018
11:21 (IST)

Jan 03, 2018
11:20 (IST)

Jan 03, 2018
11:18 (IST)
Protesters occupy railway tracks, disrupting train operations in a section of Mumbai railways.
Jan 03, 2018
10:52 (IST)
Extra forces have been requisitioned and deployed in areas where trouble is anticipated, Mumbai police said.
Jan 03, 2018
10:44 (IST)
Dalit groups protest in Mumbai's Andheri East, calling for a statewide shutdown.
Jan 03, 2018
10:39 (IST)
Mumbai dabbawallas suspend services citing difficulties in commuting, news agency ANI reports.
Jan 03, 2018
10:22 (IST)
Prohibitory orders restricting large gathering (Section 144) issued in certain areas of Thane till further orders.
Jan 03, 2018
10:17 (IST)
Bus services from Karnataka to Maharashtra suspended as a precautionary measure.
Jan 03, 2018
09:42 (IST)
Many schools in Thane shut as administration "considered safety and security of students," news agency ANI reports.
Jan 03, 2018
09:24 (IST)
Bandh update: Bus services towards Satara, Baramati suspended till further orders
Jan 03, 2018
09:10 (IST)
Dalit Groups Call For Mumbai Shutdown, Parts Of City Tense: 10 Updates
On Monday, groups of Dalits, who were on way to an event to mark 200 years of the Bhima Koregaon battle were attacked and their vehicles were damaged.
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