Maharashtra Bandh: How Mumbaikars are helping each other through Bhima Koregaon-triggered conflict
Here's how locals are trying to help each other through today's Maharashtra Bandh, and the whole Bhima Koregaon-triggered caste conflict in Mumbai.
New year did not bring a lot of joy for Maharashtra. Day 1 saw a riot break out in parts of Pune over the Dalit celebration of 200-year-old Bhima Koregaon battle anniversary. Day 2 saw this violence spill over to Mumbai and hinder daily life.
Day 3, today, is witnessing a Maharashtra Bandh. As caste collision rages on in parts of the state, normal life has come to a somewhat screeching halt.
Traffic and railway has been bearing the worst brunt of it all. Many schools and colleges have declared a holiday, while office-goers struggle to get to work in time.
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Meanwhile, as protesters continue to slam dunk any chance of peace, locals are coming to social media to help each other get through the day of Maharashtra Bandh.
If you're stuck anywhere, or looking for a way to get somewhere in Mumbai today without facing trouble, these updates from locals may help you:
No NO Western Express Highway isn't safe at all!!! This is right outside Mahindra & Mahindra in Kandivali East. STAY INDOORS PLS pic.twitter.com/HAwEzJHRQL- क़मर (@MyHyness) January 3, 2018
What mumbai can be and what we're making of it both in this one video.January 3, 2018
Thane toll closed by protestor at EEH pic.twitter.com/JFHw9ZtPkE- Rajat (@rajatpandey8294) January 3, 2018