Man commits suicide, violence in parts of Mah

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 31 Jul 2018 08:42:08

Police personnel clash with the Maratha Kranti Morcha protesters during their district bandh called for reservations in jobs and
education, in Solapur, Maharashtra



THE agitation by Marathas for quota saw one more man committing suicide and protesters resorting to violence and arson at separate places in Maharashtra.
After violence in Chakan area of Pune on Monday, orders prohibiting Assembly of more than four persons at a place were imposed to restore law and order, Pune district collector Naval Kishor Ram said.


Some Maratha organisations had given a call for a bandh on Monday in Chakan area and a rally was carried out.
The politically-influential community, constituting around 30 per cent of the State’s population, has been agitating to press their demand for reservation in jobs and education.
Amid the continuing agitation, the Opposition Congress on Monday approached Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao, urging him to direct the Devendra Fadnavis Government to announce a decision on the reservation issue immediately. In a memorandum, the Congress said the Government would be to blame if a decision on the quota issue is not announced immediately and if the law and order situation in the State deteriorates.


In Chakan, an industrial hub 40 kms from the Pune city, protesters indulged in stone-pelting and torched some public transport buses and private vehicles, a senior police officer said.
Some police personnel sustained injuries in the stone pelting by the agitators, he said.
In the wake of the violence, prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC were clamped in Chakan to restore law and order, Ram said.


Quick Response Teams have been moved to the violence affected area, police said.
Meanwhile, a 35-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving train in Aurangabad in central Maharashtra over the Maratha quota demand, police said.


The man, Pramod Jaising Hore, had posted a message on his Facebook page and shared a message on WhatsApp on Sunday, saying he would be ending his life in support of the quota demand, Mukundwadi police station’s Senior Inspector Natha Jadhav told PTI.
Hore allegedly jumped before the running train in Mukundwadi area late last night, he said.
He became to fourth person to lose life during the agitation over the last one week.


Crime Branch to probe Mumbai victim’s case: THE Navi Mumbai Crime Branch has taken over the probe into the death of a 21-year-old man there during the Maratha quota stir last week. During the violence that erupted in Kopar Khairane area of Navi Mumbai during the Maratha reservation agitation on July 25, Rohan Todkar was assaulted by a mob.
He later succumbed to his injuries in the state-run JJ Hospital at Byculla in Mumbai on July 27.