In Jalna, people have been on a hunger strike for the past few days, demanding reservations. Local leader Manoj Jharang was also involved. On Friday, protesters allegedly turned violent and police had to resort to lathi-charges to control them. Those demanding reservations caused disruptions on the streets, leading to clashes and arson.
In Maharashtra, the demand for Maratha reservation has once again gained momentum. In Jalna, people have been on a hunger strike for several days in support of this demand. Local leader Manoj Jharang is also actively involved. On Friday, protesters reportedly turned violent, leading the police to resort to baton charges to bring the situation under control.
People demanding reservations caused disruptions on the streets, leading to clashes and arson. Following yesterday’s violence, a curfew has been imposed today in Beed, Latur, Dhule, and Parbhani.
Protesters Set Afire Karnataka State Buses, Highways Affected
Demonstrators also vandalized a bus from Maharashtra State Transport on the Dhule-Solapur highway. The bus had 43 passengers on board, en route to Beed. The driver, speaking to TV9, mentioned attempting to calm the attackers, but his efforts were in vain. Passengers tried to hide beneath seats but were eventually evacuated before the bus was set on fire.
Latest Update on Jalna Violence
All bus services on the Dhule-Solapur highway have been suspended.
The ST committee has decided to cancel all bus and train services.
Following the incident of arson on ST buses, vehicular traffic on the Solapur highway has also been halted. Demonstrators are causing disruptions on the highway.
Trains from Aurangabad to Beed, Solapur, Usmanabad, and Latur districts have been canceled.
The suspension of bus services has created difficulties for the general public. Crowds of passengers were seen at the bus station.