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Bhima Koregaon Violence: Mumbai Simmers Amid Call for Maha Bandh

Prakash Ambedkar has called for a bandh across Maharashtra on Wednesday.

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The violence after the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Bhima Koregaon battle, near Pune, reached Mumbai on Tuesday, 2 January.

Hundred people were detained across the city, Mumbai Police PRO said.

The protesters blocked roads in several areas of Mumbai, forced shops to shut down and also attacked a journalist of a television news channel.

For live updates on the fallout of the violence and protests, click here.

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    Buses were vandalised in some parts of the city.(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@rtiindiapy)
    Buses were vandalised in some parts of the city.
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    Republican Party of India workers protest in Thane.(Photo: ANI)
    Republican Party of India workers protest in Thane.
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    Republican Party of India workers protest in Thane.(Photo: ANI)
    Republican Party of India workers protest in Thane.
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    Republican Party of India workers protest in Thane.(Photo: ANI)
    Republican Party of India workers protest in Thane.
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    Security heightened in Mumbai’s Chembur.
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    The Republican Party of India (RPI) called ‘<i>Rasta Roko</i>’ protests.
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    Buses were vandalised in some parts of the city.(Photo: ANI)
    Buses were vandalised in some parts of the city.
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    Buses were vandalised in some parts of the city.(Photo: ANI)
    Buses were vandalised in some parts of the city.
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    The Republican Party of India (RPI) called ‘Rasta Roko’ protests.(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/@rtiindiapy)
    The Republican Party of India (RPI) called ‘<i>Rasta Roko</i>’ protests.
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Prakash Ambedkar Calls for Statewide Bandh on Wednesday

The chairperson of Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh, Prakash Yashwant Ambedkar, who is also the grandson of Babasaheb Ambedkar, called for a bandh across Maharashtra on Wednesday.

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Bus, Train Services Affected

The Central Railway suspended suburban services between Kurla and Vashi on its harbour corridor and is running special services between CSMT-Kurla and Vashi-Panvel section.

An announcement regarding the same is being made at all stations of the Central Railway.

Angered over the death of a person at the event organised to mark the anniversary in Pune on Monday, several groups of people had come out in protest this morning in the eastern suburbs of Chembur, Vikhroli, Mankhurd and Govandi, and forced shops and establishments to shut down, an official told PTI.

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Hundreds of protesters gathered in Priyadarshini, Kurla, Sidharth Colony and Amar Mahal areas on the Eastern Express Highway, took out processions and raised slogans against the government and the administration, he said.

The protesters stopped local train services at the Govandi and Chembur railway stations of the Harbour Line.

Central Railway's Chief PRO Sunil Udasi told PTI that the agitators came out on tracks and stopped the suburban services, though the railways has nothing to do with the incident.

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Meanwhile, in suburban Mulund, shop owners complied with the request of protesters to shut their establishments, a police official said, according to PTI.

In the Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar, some angry protesters pelted a bus with stones, breaking its window panes, PTI reported quoting sources.

Heavy security has been deployed in the eastern suburbs to check any untoward incidents, a senior police official said.

The Mumbai police issued a statement appealing people not to believe in rumours and to verify facts with the police before posting anything on social media.

The police said vehicular movement on the Eastern Express Highway was affected due to the protests in the morning, but later it was normal.

The vehicular movement was also hit at the Chembur Naka, police said, appealing people not to panic.

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Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Orders Probe

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said a judicial inquiry will be sought into the violence which erupted in the state.

(With inputs from PTI.)

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