Maratha Quota Stir Turns Violent, Internet Suspended In Aurangabad

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Mumbai: Violence is being reported from Maharastra’s Aurangabad district and parts
of Marathwada. The protestors have set a truck on fire in Gangapur, has pelted
stone, have set police and fire brigade vehicles on fire. According to reports, two
more youngsters in Aurangabad tried to commit suicide.

The protests turned violent after a man among the protestors jumped into a river on
Monday. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has called this death as “unfortunate” and
appealed for calm and assured that the government was serious about a resolution.

The Maratha community is protesting in demand for quota in government jobs and
education.

The police has also suspended both internet and wi-fi services in Aurangabad to
prevent the spread of rumours and violence. The youngsters who attempted suicide on
Tuesday have been admitted to the Ghati hospital.

“Private and state transport buses were also set on fire. Similar incidents of
stone-pelting and buses being set on fire are being reported in Hingoli and other
parts of Marathwada,” said a police officer from Aurangabad, on condition of
anonymity to a national media.

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