Published: Wed, August 09, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Maratha Kranti Morcha in Mumbai: House proceedings adjourned till 3pm

Maratha Kranti Morcha in Mumbai: House proceedings adjourned till 3pm

Mumbai: With police expecting at least five lakh Marathas to participate in the rally here on Wednesday, traffic will be diverted from the Sir J J Road, Mohammed Ali Road and the J J flyover up to CST and the Hazarimal Somani Marg, both arterial roads in south Mumbai.

There will massive traffic diversions, important roads willbe either closed or made one-way, arterial roads opened, etc, toensure smooth passage for the procession participants, said deputycommissioner of police Rashmi Karandkiar.

The Maratha Kranti Morcha is holding its biggest silent march in Mumbai on Wednesday. Millions of people come together in these rallies conducted by Maratha Kranti Morcha to protest without harming public property or damaging it.

Authorities have anticipated the participation of 5 lakh to 8 lakh Marathas across the state who have been trickling into Mumbai since Monday.

The Kopardi rape and murder case, which was equated with the Nirbhaya case of Delhi in view of the grisly brutality involved, happened on July 13, 2016 evening at Kopardi village in Ahmednagar district.

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Some of the campaigners said that they don't want politicians to interfere. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) group leader Jayant Patil demanded an adjournment motion be admitted by keeping aside other House proceedings , As Reported By Hindustan Times.

Mumbai: Senior Congress leader and Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Narayan Rane on Monday demanded that the law for granting reservation for Marathas in jobs and educational institutes be passed in the current Assembly session.

The other demands include Amendment in SC, ST (Prevention of Atrocities Act) to stop its misuse, loan waiver to curb farmer suicides, and remunerative prices for agricultural produce.

No toll will be collected today from vehicles coming into Mumbai in order to avoid delays at collection points, considering the large number of vehicles entering the city. "We are with it in every protest", Wadera Din Muhammad, chief of Maratha Qaumi Ittehad, Pakistan said in a post on the organisation's Facebook page.

The protesters hit the street demanding stringent actions against the accused who were from the Dalit community.

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