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Maratha agitation: Shops, schools remain closed in Nagpur

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur 

The call given by organisations for shut-down across to press the demand of reservation received a good response in city today with most shops, offices and schools remaining closed.

A tragedy was averted when police pulled away protesters lying on tracks just in time before a speeding train passed on Mankapur railway over-bridge in the city.

Protesters had gathered at the bridge this morning, and around 12.30 pm, when police arrived on the spot, seven or eight of them rushed to the tracks and lay down, said

Police dragged them away moments before a train passed, he said.

While most shops, offices, schools and colleges remained closed in response to the Bandh call by organisations, no incident of violence was reported anywhere, police said.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 19:40 IST