This morning in Maharashtra has been tensed after yesterday’s violence carried out by groups like Bhim Sena. Despite heavy security violence broke out at various areas on Wednesday. Stone pettings were observed in Nagpur and Aurangabad.
Act 144 has been imposed in Thane till 4th of January. Bus services to pune’s Baramati and Satara have suspended. Some people tried to block railway but were quickly cleared away by the GRP and RPF. Train services on the central railway’s mainline were disrupted by Dalit protesters. Various activists and Prakash Ambedkar have called for a Maharashtra Bandh today.
The famous dabbawallas have decided not to work today as they believe it won’t be possible to deliver tiffin boxes in time due to lack of transportation and tensed atmosphere. Good number of police forces have been deployed across Pune and police commissioner asked office goers to work if their office is functioning.
Mumbai police on Twitter urged the people not to believe in any kind of rumors. “Don’t believe in rumours. Traffic on Eastern expressway was affected due to protests. It’s moving now. Traffic at Chembur Naka is still affected. There is nothing to panic. Verify facts with police officers and men before posting anything on social media” tweeted Mumbai Police.
Earlier Prakash Ambedkar who is the grandson of Dr. Ambedkar, opposed the judicial inquiry called by the Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. “The judicial inquiry ordered by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is not acceptable to us. The government should request to the chief justice of Bombay High Court to appoint sitting judge to probe this incident. The judge should have the powers to collect the evidence and to punish the culprits. The inquiry should be conducted by a non-Dalit judge,” said Prakash Ambedkar who was one of the speakers at the Pune event.