Curfew Imposed in Maharashtra’s Jalna Amid Maratha Reservation Protests

Curfew Imposed in Maharashtra's Jalna Amid Maratha Reservation Protests
Curfew Imposed in Maharashtra's Jalna Amid Maratha Reservation Protests
Curfew Imposed in Maharashtra's Jalna Amid Maratha Reservation Protests
Curfew Imposed in Maharashtra's Jalna Amid Maratha Reservation Protests

Curfew Imposed in Maharashtra’s Jalna Amid Maratha Reservation Protests

Curfew Imposed in Maharashtra’s Jalna Amid Maratha Reservation Protests

Curfew Imposed in Maharashtra’s Jalna Amid Maratha Reservation Protests

To curb potential law and order issues during activist Manoj Jarange’s ongoing agitation for Maratha reservation, a curfew has been imposed in Ambad taluka of Maharashtra’s Jalna district. The district administration issued the order to prevent disturbances as Jarange declared his intention to go to Mumbai to protest for Maratha community reservation. The curfew, effective from Monday midnight under CrPC section 144 (2), exempts government offices, schools, national highway movement, milk distribution, media, and hospitals.

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Curfew Imposed in Maharashtra’s Jalna: Concern of Traffic Disruption and Peace Disturbance

The decision to impose the curfew arose from the anticipation of a large crowd gathering in support of Jarange at Antarwali Sarati village in Ambad taluka. The district collector expressed concerns about potential traffic disruption on the Dhule-Mumbai highway and tehsils near Ambad, which could lead to disturbances affecting peace and law and order.

Curfew Imposed in Maharashtra’s Jalna: Activists Allegations and Planned Mumbai Protest

Manoj Jarange, staging a hunger strike in Antarwali Sarati, alleged on Sunday that Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was attempting to harm him. Jarange announced his plan to march to Mumbai and protest outside the deputy CM’s residence. He claimed a poisoning attempt through saline but did not provide details. Chief Minister Eknath Shinde cautioned Jarange against testing the government’s patience, and the state legislature recently passed a bill providing 10% reservation for Marathas. However, Jarange insists on OBC category inclusion and converting the ‘blood relatives’ notification into law. The budget session of the state legislature commences on Monday.

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