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Maratha quota stir bandh in Maha's Yavatmal peaceful, say cops

Press Trust of India  |  Yavatmal 

The called by outfits demanding reservations in jobs and for the community evoked a strong response in Maharashtra's district with markets remaining closed and public transport staying off the roads.

The district administration had, earlier, ordered schools and colleges to remain shut today in view of the

Attendance at government offices was also thin due to the ongoing strike by staffers demanding implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations among others, officials said.

of Police M Rajkumar told that protesters had blocked a road between Pusad and Mahagaon tehsils yesterday night but police was rushed in and traffic restored.

He said that fire engines and ambulances had been placed at key spots to thwart any untoward incident and added that the passed off peacefully in the district.

Protesters here started their stir today after garlanding the on Garden Road and later paying homage to martyred Kaustubh Rane.

Major Rane and three soldiers were killed while foiling an infiltration bid in north Kashmir's Gurez sector early Tuesday morning.

The protesters also marched to the district headquarters in the afternoon and submitted a memorandum to

Among their demands, functionaries of the outfits said, were reservations for the community, hostels for its students and withdrawal of police cases against agitators.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 20:00 IST