Mumbai halts in caste clash: Section 144 imposed

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koregaon-violenceSection 144 was imposed on January 2 in various parts of Mumbai as the clash between Dalit and Maratha communities turned violent in Pune and nearby areas.
As a precautionary measure, Many educational institutes including schools and colleges were also shut down in Mumbai.
Mumbai’s Harbour Line was blocked by protesters.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis urged for peace and ordered a judicial probe into the Bhima Koregaon incident.
How it all started?
The incident occurred when clashes broke out between villagers and a large group of people marking January 1, 1818, victory of British troops over Peshwa Bajirao II’s army in Koregaon Bhima. Many groups of Dalits, who were going to celebrate an event near Pune city to mark 200 years of the Bhima Koregaon battle, were attacked.
“Don’t believe in rumours. Traffic on Eastern expressway was affected due to protests. It’s moving now. Traffic at Chembur Naka is still affected. There is nothing to panic. Verify facts with police officers and men before posting anything on social media,” police tweeted.