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Photos: Maratha groups call off bandh in Mumbai and Thane, following violence

Updated: Jul 25, 2018 15:42 IST

People shout slogans’ blocking the Eastern Express Highway at Teen Haat Naka in Mumbai during a shutdown called by Maratha outfits demanding reservation. After reports of several incidents of violence, Maratha leaders have called off the ongoing Mumbai shutdown and asked agitators in other parts of the state to follow suit. The agitation was later called off in Thane too. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

The agitators blocked the Palm Beach road in Vashi. They also blocked the Mumbai-Pune Expressway at its entry-exit point in Kalamboli, threw stones and set a police van on fire, resulting in lathi charge and police firing in the air. (Bachchan Kumar / HT Photo)

A BEST bus was set on fire by Maratha protesters on Mankhurd Link Road, when it was on its way to Nerul from Santacruz. There were major traffic snarls as protesters blocked busy roads and highways at several spots and reportedly threw stones at various BEST buses. (Vijayanand Gupta / HT Photo)

Protestes blocked traffic on the busy Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road during afternoon. The bandh had started off on a peaceful note in the morning, but grew in intensity as the day wore on. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

Maratha Kranti Morcha members protest and block road at Bhandup. Over 30,000 police personnel have been deployed across the region to ensure that the no one was affected. (Pratik Chorge / HT Photo)

A hoarding with chief minister Devendra Fadnavis poster was vandalised by the protestors in Rango Bapuji Gupte Chowk near Talaopali in Thane. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

Trans-harbour operation between Thane-Vashi stations on Central Railway was suspended due to agitation at Ghansoli, but passengers were allowed to travel via Kurla-Vashi. The protesters even tried to stop fast local services at Jogeshwari station. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

Commuters wait for public transportation at Thane. Shashank Rao, leader of Mumbai Autorickshawmen’s Union said that there is less number of autos on the road as several drivers kept their vehicles off road fearing vandalism. Residents also claimed that stone were being flung at autos in Ghansoli. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

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