#puneinpixels: City police clash with 11,000 deaf protestors, politicians across parties get involved

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Members of the state-level Association of Deaf were subjected to baton charge by police officials, outside Samaj Kalyan office after they protested against the government for not fulfilling their demands on Monday. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

Members of the state-level Association of Deaf were subjected to baton charge by police officials, outside Samaj Kalyan office after they protested against the government for not fulfilling their demands on Monday. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

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Deaf youth protesting in the city on Monday against the issuance of disability certificates to ineligible persons were subject to a baton charge, allege organisers. The police, however, claim it was “mild force” to restrain the protestors at the social welfare commissionerate in Bund Garden. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

Deaf youth protesting in the city on Monday against the issuance of disability certificates to ineligible persons were subject to a baton charge, allege organisers. The police, however, claim it was “mild force” to restrain the protestors at the social welfare commissionerate in Bund Garden. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

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Suhas Bawache, deputy commisisoner of police (zone I), said, “It is not a lathi charge incident. A scuffle broke out between the protestors and the police as the former were getting out of control. We took necessary steps to prevent them from going berserk as they were full of aggression. The Bund Garden police station Incharge fell in the scuffle and got injured. He even broke his glasses. The policemen were surrounded by the agitators (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

Suhas Bawache, deputy commisisoner of police (zone I), said, “It is not a lathi charge incident. A scuffle broke out between the protestors and the police as the former were getting out of control. We took necessary steps to prevent them from going berserk as they were full of aggression. The Bund Garden police station Incharge fell in the scuffle and got injured. He even broke his glasses. The policemen were surrounded by the agitators (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

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According to Aniket Selgaonkar, vice-president, of the association, the protestors were seeking replies from the department for their basic demands of inclusive education system that meets the needs of deaf students. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

According to Aniket Selgaonkar, vice-president, of the association, the protestors were seeking replies from the department for their basic demands of inclusive education system that meets the needs of deaf students. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

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Members of State Level Association of Deaf being detained by police outside Samaj Kalyan Office after they protested against the government for not fulfilling their demands on Monday. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

Members of State Level Association of Deaf being detained by police outside Samaj Kalyan Office after they protested against the government for not fulfilling their demands on Monday. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

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The research students of Savitribai Phule University protest in front of department of offices appealing, My Stipend My Right, a funding cut off for research all over in Pune on Friday. (RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO)

The research students of Savitribai Phule University protest in front of department of offices appealing, My Stipend My Right, a funding cut off for research all over in Pune on Friday. (RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO)

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Members of State Level Association of Deaf being detained by police outside Samaj Kalyan Office on Monday. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

Members of State Level Association of Deaf being detained by police outside Samaj Kalyan Office on Monday. (SANKET WANKHADE/HT PHOTO)

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11,000 deaf youth had assembled along with the representatives of State Level Association of the Deaf (SLAD) in front of the commissionerate during the afternoon when the incident happened. (HT PHOTO)

11,000 deaf youth had assembled along with the representatives of State Level Association of the Deaf (SLAD) in front of the commissionerate during the afternoon when the incident happened. (HT PHOTO)

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During the rally, the protestors also pointed out the fraudulent distribution of disability certificates to able-bodied persons. (RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO)

During the rally, the protestors also pointed out the fraudulent distribution of disability certificates to able-bodied persons. (RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO)

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Chief minister has asked Rajkumar Badole, minister for social justice to look into the matter. Dilip Kamble, minister of state for social justice, has been asked to coordinate with agitating students, understand their demands and resolve those as soon as possible, said Anil Shirole, MP, Pune (HT PHOTo)

Chief minister has asked Rajkumar Badole, minister for social justice to look into the matter. Dilip Kamble, minister of state for social justice, has been asked to coordinate with agitating students, understand their demands and resolve those as soon as possible, said Anil Shirole, MP, Pune (HT PHOTo)

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NCP’s Supriya Sule meets with members of the state-level deaf association protesting at the office of the disability commissioner, Central building, Pune, on Monday. Sule termed the alleged lathi charge by the police as “shameful”. (RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO)

NCP’s Supriya Sule meets with members of the state-level deaf association protesting at the office of the disability commissioner, Central building, Pune, on Monday. Sule termed the alleged lathi charge by the police as “shameful”. (RAHUL RAUT/HT PHOTO)

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