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Mumbai hit by violence after Bhima Koregaon event leads to clashes in Pune

Violence between the Dalit and Maratha communities was reported on Monday, after lakhs of Dalits gathered in the city to attend an event to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon.

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Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) leader Prakash Ambedkar on Tuesday called for a statewide bandh in Mumbai to be observed on Wednesday, after Dalit groups sought action against those involved in the violent clashes in Pune the day before. Violence between the Dalit and Maratha communities was reported on Monday, after lakhs of Dalits gathered in the city to attend an event to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon. The clashes had led to at least one person being killed and several injured. (Express photo: Mohammad Thaver)

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Hundreds of people stalled train operations at Mulund, Chembur, Bhandup, Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar in Vikhroli and Nehru Nagar in Kurla this morning. Additional Commission of Police Lakhmi Gautam said, “There are groups of people attempting a raasta roko (to block the way). The police has managed to avoid it so far.” In this picture, protesters can be seen gathering near LBS road, Kurla.(Express Photo: Sailee Dhayalikar)

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Later, protesters attempted to march towards Ambedkar Garden in Chembur, but were restricted by the police. They blocked traffic on the roads, including on the Sion Panvel highway. (Express Photo: Tabassum Barnagarwala)

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Maratha groups also staged protests in Pune. Buses were reportedly vandalised, due to which services to Ahmednagar and Aurangabad were suspended. (Express Photo: Sailee Dhayalikar)

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Services on the Harbour line have been affected. Trains between CSMT to Kurla and between Mankhurd to Panvel are running. However, services are disrupted between Kurla to Mankhurd. “The police force is at the stations and is trying to force the protestors out of the railway premises,” said a railways official.(Express Photo: Sailee Dhayalikar)

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Prakash Ambedkar says, those involved in the riots are related to the ruling parties. Sambhaji Bhide of Shivraj Pratishthan, Milind Ekbote of Hindu Ekta Aghadi and Gughe from Manjari are the main conspirators behind riots. (Express Photo: Sailee Dhayalikar)

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Women, children among hundreds are sitting on the Eastern Express Highway. (Source: Express photo)

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Members of the Maratha community stage protest in Pune on Tuesday (Express Photo/Arul Horizon)

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Clashes in Pune on Monday left at least one person dead and several injured (Express Photo)

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