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Maharashtra bandh: Section 144 imposed in Thane till Jan 4

ANI  |  Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] 

Section 144 has been imposed in Maharashtra's area till midnight of January 4, in the wake of the statewide band called by the outfits, protesting against the Bhima-violence.

The protestors even halted the trains at railway station pertaining to the same.

"Few protestors tried to disrupt at Thane, but were immediately cleared by RPF and GRP officials. Services are running uninterrupted on as of now" says (CPRO)

Huge security forces have been deployed in Ghatkopar's Ramabai Colony and to keep a check on any case of violence.

Violence spilled over to adjoining parts of after clashes broke out between the and alleged right-wing groups on January 1, during the bicentenary celebration of the Bhima-battle near

The right-wing groups were objecting to the observance of 'Victory Day' since they considered it to be an anti-celebration.

Both RSS and BJP are being accused of instigating the violence by opposition leaders.

In the battle, which was fought between the British Company, containing in its infantry, and the Peshwas, who were upper-caste Brahmins, at on January 1, 1818, the Marathas ultimately withdrew. Since then, the lower-caste communities have been viewing it as a symbolic victory for themselves.

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First Published: Wed, January 03 2018. 09:30 IST