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Maharashtra Bandh: Dalit Leaders Call Off Bandh

India | News18 | January 3, 2018, 5:20 pm
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 Dalit protesters block traffic at Dadar during the Maharashtra bandh called over Bhima Koregaon violence, in Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: PTI)

Dalit protesters block traffic at Dadar during the Maharashtra bandh called over Bhima Koregaon violence, in Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: PTI)

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 RPI members and Dalit activists stage 'Rasta Roko' protest at Sion-Panvel highway, near Vashi bridge in Navi Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: News18)

RPI members and Dalit activists stage 'Rasta Roko' protest at Sion-Panvel highway, near Vashi bridge in Navi Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: News18)

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 A bus vandalised during a protest at Dandekar road following clashes between Dalit and Maratha groups in Pune on January 3, 2018. (Image: PTI)

A bus vandalised during a protest at Dandekar road following clashes between Dalit and Maratha groups in Pune on January 3, 2018. (Image: PTI)

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 RPI members and Dalit activists block the road near Atria Mall in Worli, Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image:Rajesh saple/News18)

RPI members and Dalit activists block the road near Atria Mall in Worli, Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image:Rajesh saple/News18)

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 Dalits take part in a protest rally during their Maharashtra Bandh called over the Bhima Koregaon violence, in Karad, Maharashtra on January 3, 2018. (Image: PTI)

Dalits take part in a protest rally during their Maharashtra Bandh called over the Bhima Koregaon violence, in Karad, Maharashtra on January 3, 2018. (Image: PTI)

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 Angry protesters pelted stones on school bus in Chembur, Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Angry protesters pelted stones on school bus in Chembur, Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 RPI members and Dalit activists stage 'Rasta Roko' protest at Sion-Panvel highway, near Vashi bridge in Navi Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: News18)

RPI members and Dalit activists stage 'Rasta Roko' protest at Sion-Panvel highway, near Vashi bridge in Navi Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: News18)

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 A protester stops a biker to move ahead following the Dalit protest in Bandra West, Mumbai. (Image: Atish/News18)

A protester stops a biker to move ahead following the Dalit protest in Bandra West, Mumbai. (Image: Atish/News18)

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 Petrol pumps remain closed following a protest in Bandra West, Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Atish/News18)

Petrol pumps remain closed following a protest in Bandra West, Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Atish/News18)

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 RPI members and Dalit activists stage 'Rasta Roko' protest at Sion-Panvel highway, near Vashi bridge in Navi Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: News18)

RPI members and Dalit activists stage 'Rasta Roko' protest at Sion-Panvel highway, near Vashi bridge in Navi Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: News18)

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 RPI members and Dalit activists block the road near Atria Mall in Worli, Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image:Rajesh saple/News18)

RPI members and Dalit activists block the road near Atria Mall in Worli, Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image:Rajesh saple/News18)

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 People play cricket on the roads amid Dalit protest in Mumbai. Buses of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation and auto rickshaws are remained off the road. (Image:Rajesh saple/News18)

People play cricket on the roads amid Dalit protest in Mumbai. Buses of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation and auto rickshaws are remained off the road. (Image:Rajesh saple/News18)

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 RPI members and Dalit activists block the road in Kurla, Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Saim/News18)

RPI members and Dalit activists block the road in Kurla, Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Saim/News18)

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 Buses parked at a depot following the bandh called by Dalit groups against the Bhima Koregaon violence, in Karad, Maharashtra on January 3, 2018. (Image: PTI)

Buses parked at a depot following the bandh called by Dalit groups against the Bhima Koregaon violence, in Karad, Maharashtra on January 3, 2018. (Image: PTI)

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 RPI members and Dalit activists are protesting at Western Express Highway in Andheri, Mumbai. (Image: Atish/News18)

RPI members and Dalit activists are protesting at Western Express Highway in Andheri, Mumbai. (Image: Atish/News18)

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 Protesters try to block a train at Virar Station in Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Gopal Tayade/News18)

Protesters try to block a train at Virar Station in Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Gopal Tayade/News18)

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 RPI members and Dalit activists are protesting at Vaswani Chowk in Bandra Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Atish/News18)

RPI members and Dalit activists are protesting at Vaswani Chowk in Bandra Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Atish/News18)

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 People shut their shops following a protest in Lower Parel, Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Manish Dubey/News18)

People shut their shops following a protest in Lower Parel, Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Manish Dubey/News18)

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 RPI members and Dalit activists stage 'Rasta Roko' protest at Sion-Panvel highway, near Vashi bridge in Navi Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: News18)

RPI members and Dalit activists stage 'Rasta Roko' protest at Sion-Panvel highway, near Vashi bridge in Navi Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: News18)

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 A damaged school bus is seen during a protest in Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Special Arrangement)

A damaged school bus is seen during a protest in Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 RPI members and Dalit activists block the road near Atria Mall in Worli, Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image:Rajesh saple/News18)

RPI members and Dalit activists block the road near Atria Mall in Worli, Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image:Rajesh saple/News18)

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 RPI members and Dalit activists are protesting at Dandekar pool in Pune on January 3, 2018. (Image: Chandrakant Hanchate/News18)

RPI members and Dalit activists are protesting at Dandekar pool in Pune on January 3, 2018. (Image: Chandrakant Hanchate/News18)

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 Police personnel stand during protest at Western Express Highway in Andheri, Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Atish/News18)

Police personnel stand during protest at Western Express Highway in Andheri, Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Atish/News18)

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 Angry protesters pelted stones on school bus in Chembur, Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Angry protesters pelted stones on school bus in Chembur, Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 RPI members and Dalit activists block the road at Worli Naka in Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image:Rajesh saple/News18)

RPI members and Dalit activists block the road at Worli Naka in Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image:Rajesh saple/News18)

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 A large number of protesters have occupied the railway tracks at Virar Station, disrupting rail traffic on January 3, 2018. (Image: Gopal Tayade/News18)

A large number of protesters have occupied the railway tracks at Virar Station, disrupting rail traffic on January 3, 2018. (Image: Gopal Tayade/News18)

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 Police personnel stand during protest at Worli Naka in Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Rajesh saple/News18)

Police personnel stand during protest at Worli Naka in Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Rajesh saple/News18)

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 A damaged public bus during a protest at Dandekar pool in Pune on January 3, 2018. (Image: Chandrakant Hanchate/News18)

A damaged public bus during a protest at Dandekar pool in Pune on January 3, 2018. (Image: Chandrakant Hanchate/News18)

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 Petrol pumps remain closed following a protest in Vashi, Navi Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: News18)

Petrol pumps remain closed following a protest in Vashi, Navi Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: News18)

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 RPI members and Dalit activists are protesting at Western Express Highway in Andheri, Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Atish/News18)

RPI members and Dalit activists are protesting at Western Express Highway in Andheri, Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Atish/News18)

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 Protesters try to block a train at Virar Station in Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Gopal Tayade/News18)

Protesters try to block a train at Virar Station in Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Gopal Tayade/News18)

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 People shut their shops following a protest in Vashi, Navi Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: News18)

People shut their shops following a protest in Vashi, Navi Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: News18)

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 RPI members and Dalit activists are protesting in front of Panvel Bus depot and supporting Maharashtra Bandh on January 3, 2018. (Image: Savita Pimple/News18)

RPI members and Dalit activists are protesting in front of Panvel Bus depot and supporting Maharashtra Bandh on January 3, 2018. (Image: Savita Pimple/News18)

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 A damaged school bus is seen during a protest in Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Special Arrangement)

A damaged school bus is seen during a protest in Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Police personnel stand during RPI activists protest near Andheri Railway Station in Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Atish/News18)

Police personnel stand during RPI activists protest near Andheri Railway Station in Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Atish/News18)

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 A large number of protesters have occupied the railway tracks at Virar Station, disrupting rail traffic on January 3, 2018. (Image: Gopal Tayade/News18)

A large number of protesters have occupied the railway tracks at Virar Station, disrupting rail traffic on January 3, 2018. (Image: Gopal Tayade/News18)

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 RPI members and Dalit activists are protesting at Dandekar pool in Pune on January 3, 2018. (Image: Chandrakant Hanchate/News18)

RPI members and Dalit activists are protesting at Dandekar pool in Pune on January 3, 2018. (Image: Chandrakant Hanchate/News18)

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 Police keep a strict vigil as protester shout slogans during the protest near Panvel Bus Depo on January 3, 2018. (Image: Savita Pimple/News18)

Police keep a strict vigil as protester shout slogans during the protest near Panvel Bus Depo on January 3, 2018. (Image: Savita Pimple/News18)

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 RPI members and Dalit activists are protesting in front of Panvel Bus depot and supporting Maharashtra Bandh on January 3, 2018. (Image: Savita Pimple/News18)

RPI members and Dalit activists are protesting in front of Panvel Bus depot and supporting Maharashtra Bandh on January 3, 2018. (Image: Savita Pimple/News18)

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 Dalit activist hold placards during their protest at Dandekar pool in Pune on January 3, 2018. (Image: Chandrakant Hanchate/News18)

Dalit activist hold placards during their protest at Dandekar pool in Pune on January 3, 2018. (Image: Chandrakant Hanchate/News18)

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 Policemen stand guard at a traffic junction in Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Reuters)

Policemen stand guard at a traffic junction in Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Reuters)

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 Dalit activists during protest at Western Express Highway in Andheri, Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Atish/News18)

Dalit activists during protest at Western Express Highway in Andheri, Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Atish/News18)

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 Maharashtra Security Force personnel stand during protest at Asalfa Metro Station in Ghatkopar, Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Atish/News18)

Maharashtra Security Force personnel stand during protest at Asalfa Metro Station in Ghatkopar, Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Atish/News18)

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 Police personnel keep a strict vigil during protest at APMC Market in Navi Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: News18)

Police personnel keep a strict vigil during protest at APMC Market in Navi Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: News18)

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 Office goers waiting for the train at the Virar railway station. Train services has been hugely affected due to the Bhima-Koregaon protest. (Image: Gopal Tayade/News18)

Office goers waiting for the train at the Virar railway station. Train services has been hugely affected due to the Bhima-Koregaon protest. (Image: Gopal Tayade/News18)

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 People shut their shops following a protest in Vashi, Navi Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: News18)

People shut their shops following a protest in Vashi, Navi Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: News18)

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 Police personnel stand during RPI activists protest near Andheri Railway Station in Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Atish/News18)

Police personnel stand during RPI activists protest near Andheri Railway Station in Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Atish/News18)

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 Petrol pumps remain closed following a protest in Bandra West, Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Atish/News18)

Petrol pumps remain closed following a protest in Bandra West, Mumbai on January 3, 2018. (Image: Atish/News18)

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 People took to the streets against the violence during the 200th-anniversary celebrations of the Bhima-Koregaon battle in Pune district on Monday that led to the death of one person. In this photo, Protestors are seen protesting at a railway station. (Image: Special Arrangement)

People took to the streets against the violence during the 200th-anniversary celebrations of the Bhima-Koregaon battle in Pune district on Monday that led to the death of one person. In this photo, Protestors are seen protesting at a railway station. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Policemen try to control the situation after a violent protest by the Dalits over Bhima Koregaon violence, in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

Policemen try to control the situation after a violent protest by the Dalits over Bhima Koregaon violence, in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

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 People walk past a fire set to block traffic during a protest by Dalit groups in Mumbai on January 2, 2018. (Image: AP)

People walk past a fire set to block traffic during a protest by Dalit groups in Mumbai on January 2, 2018. (Image: AP)

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 Charred vehicles and shops following the violence during celebrations of 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon, near Pune. (Image: PTI)

Charred vehicles and shops following the violence during celebrations of 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon, near Pune. (Image: PTI)

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 Policemen accompany the Dalits protesters as they stage a protest against the violence in Bhima-Koregaon area of Pune, in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

Policemen accompany the Dalits protesters as they stage a protest against the violence in Bhima-Koregaon area of Pune, in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

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 The violence had erupted after a local group and some members of the crowd on its way to the memorial had an argument over some issues. A state bus vandalised during the protest.Reportedly, 134 state transport buses have been damaged in Maharashtra. (Image: Special Arrangement)

The violence had erupted after a local group and some members of the crowd on its way to the memorial had an argument over some issues. A state bus vandalised during the protest.Reportedly, 134 state transport buses have been damaged in Maharashtra. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 The local train service has also been affected by reports of protesters holding up trains at Govandi and Chembur stations. The harbour line has also been affected. (Image: Special Arrangement)

The local train service has also been affected by reports of protesters holding up trains at Govandi and Chembur stations. The harbour line has also been affected. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Police men guard after a violence broke out during celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon, in Pune. (Image: PTI)

Police men guard after a violence broke out during celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon, in Pune. (Image: PTI)

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 Charred vehicles and shops following the violence during celebrations of 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon, near Pune. (Image: PTI)

Charred vehicles and shops following the violence during celebrations of 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon, near Pune. (Image: PTI)

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 A man walks past a broken window of a bus during a protest by Dalit groups in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

A man walks past a broken window of a bus during a protest by Dalit groups in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

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 Passengers deboarded the bus after witnessing the violence in Mumbai. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Passengers deboarded the bus after witnessing the violence in Mumbai. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Charred vehicles and shops following the violence during celebrations of 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon, near Pune. (Image: PTI)

Charred vehicles and shops following the violence during celebrations of 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon, near Pune. (Image: PTI)

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 Policemen patrol near a bus damaged during a protest by Dalit groups in Mumbai on January 2, 2018. (Image: AP)

Policemen patrol near a bus damaged during a protest by Dalit groups in Mumbai on January 2, 2018. (Image: AP)

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 Indian policemen patrolling are seen through the broken glass window of a bus during a protest by Dalit groups in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

Indian policemen patrolling are seen through the broken glass window of a bus during a protest by Dalit groups in Mumbai. (Image: PTI)

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 Dalit protesters held up trains at various places and also forced shops to shut down across the city. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Dalit protesters held up trains at various places and also forced shops to shut down across the city. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Charred vehicles and shops following the violence during celebrations of 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon, near Pune. (Image: PTI)

Charred vehicles and shops following the violence during celebrations of 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon, near Pune. (Image: PTI)

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 People protest against the violence happened in Pune during the 200th-anniversary celebrations of the Bhima-Koregaon battle. (Image: Special Arrangement)

People protest against the violence happened in Pune during the 200th-anniversary celebrations of the Bhima-Koregaon battle. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Charred vehicles and shops following the violence during celebrations of 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon, near Pune. (Image: PTI)

Charred vehicles and shops following the violence during celebrations of 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon, near Pune. (Image: PTI)

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 Police men detain two youth during a protest by Dalit groups in Mumbai on January 2, 2018. (Image: AP)

Police men detain two youth during a protest by Dalit groups in Mumbai on January 2, 2018. (Image: AP)

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 Dalit organisations have also called for a state-wide bandh on Wednesday. Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis appealed for calm and ordered a judicial inquiry into the death. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Dalit organisations have also called for a state-wide bandh on Wednesday. Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis appealed for calm and ordered a judicial inquiry into the death. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Protesters also blocked traffic on the roads, including on the Sion Panvel highway. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Protesters also blocked traffic on the roads, including on the Sion Panvel highway. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Charred vehicles and shops following the violence during celebrations of 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon, near Pune. (Image: PTI)

Charred vehicles and shops following the violence during celebrations of 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bhima Koregaon, near Pune. (Image: PTI)

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 Police keep a strict vigil as protester shout slogans during the protest against Pune cast violence. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Police keep a strict vigil as protester shout slogans during the protest against Pune cast violence. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 State bus vandalised during the protest in Mumbai. (Image: Special Arrangement)

State bus vandalised during the protest in Mumbai. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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