The anger over violence erupted during marking of the 200th anniversary of Bhima Koregaon battle in Pune spread across the state on Tuesday as protestors disrupted trains services, blocked roads, forced shops to shut down and also attacked a journalist of a television news channel.
The event to mark 200th anniversary of the Bhima-Koregaon battle, in which forces of the East India Company defeated Peshwa's army, was yesterday marred by incidents of violence, in which one person was killed.
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Within 24 hours of the incident, Maharashtra was on the boil. Large scale violence erupted across Pune and Mumbai. Several groups of people come out in protest in the eastern suburbs of Chembur, Vikhroli, Mankhurd and Govandi, and forced shops and establishments to shut down.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Priyadarshini, Kurla, Sidharth Colony and Amar Mahal areas on the Eastern Express Highway, took out processions and raised slogans against the government and the administration.
The protesters stopped local train services at the Govandi and Chembur railway stations of the Harbour Line.
Several buses were torched, vehicles were burnt and stone were pelted. But what is the reason of this violence.
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