Maratha protests block the road

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Protesters from the Maratha community at Khed Shivapur toll plaza on the Mumbai-Bangalore Highway near Pune on Tuesday. (HT)

Protesters from the Maratha community at Khed Shivapur toll plaza on the Mumbai-Bangalore Highway near Pune on Tuesday. (HT)

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Protesters sit on the road near Panjarpol, Chembur, on Tuesday. Besides reservation, the community has been demanding the review of the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, strictest punishment for the Kopardi rape accused, construction of Shivaji statue in Arabian sea, implementation of the recommendation of the Swaminathan Commission on agrarian crisis among others. (Vijayanand Gupta/HT )

Protesters sit on the road near Panjarpol, Chembur, on Tuesday. Besides reservation, the community has been demanding the review of the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, strictest punishment for the Kopardi rape accused, construction of Shivaji statue in Arabian sea, implementation of the recommendation of the Swaminathan Commission on agrarian crisis among others. (Vijayanand Gupta/HT )

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The protest at Dahisar check naka. (Pramod Thakur/HT PHOTO)

The protest at Dahisar check naka. (Pramod Thakur/HT PHOTO)

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Marathas hold a rasta roko at Dadar on Tuesday. (Sandeep Mahankal)

Marathas hold a rasta roko at Dadar on Tuesday. (Sandeep Mahankal)

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The agitations were held to gather momentum and mount pressure on the state government before the community’s silent rally scheduled in Mumbai on March 6. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

The agitations were held to gather momentum and mount pressure on the state government before the community’s silent rally scheduled in Mumbai on March 6. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

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Protesters block traffic at Bhandup in Mumbai. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

Protesters block traffic at Bhandup in Mumbai. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

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in Mumbai, the protests were staged at arterial roads at Bhandup, Dahisar, Mulund, near Shivaji statue in Chembur, Jogeshwari Vikhroli Link Road and Dadar TT. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

in Mumbai, the protests were staged at arterial roads at Bhandup, Dahisar, Mulund, near Shivaji statue in Chembur, Jogeshwari Vikhroli Link Road and Dadar TT. (Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

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The protesters near Panjarpol, Chembur. (Vijayanand Gupta/HT PHOTO)

The protesters near Panjarpol, Chembur. (Vijayanand Gupta/HT PHOTO)

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The blockades led to traffic jams, causing inconvenience to a number of office goers. About 200-300 protesters gathered at each of these places till they were detained by the police (Pramod Thakur/HT PHOTO)

The blockades led to traffic jams, causing inconvenience to a number of office goers. About 200-300 protesters gathered at each of these places till they were detained by the police (Pramod Thakur/HT PHOTO)

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Though the road blockades were planned between 11am and 2 pm, at most of the places it started early. (Pramod Thakur/HT PHOTO)

Though the road blockades were planned between 11am and 2 pm, at most of the places it started early. (Pramod Thakur/HT PHOTO)

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Marathas protest at Khed Shivapur toll plaza on the Mumbai-Bangalore Highway near Pune. (HT photo)

Marathas protest at Khed Shivapur toll plaza on the Mumbai-Bangalore Highway near Pune. (HT photo)

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The protestors pelted stones on police teams. (Vijayanand Gupta/HT PHOTO)

The protestors pelted stones on police teams. (Vijayanand Gupta/HT PHOTO)

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The community leaders claimed that the road blockade were held at around 2,000 venues across the state. (ht photo)

The community leaders claimed that the road blockade were held at around 2,000 venues across the state. (ht photo)

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