Chants of 'Vande Mataram' reverberated in Mumbai on Saturday as daily commuters took over the train tracks at Nalasupara and Virar stations, blocking local train traffic. They raised slogans against Pakistan and demanding quick action against the neighbouring nation for Pulwama terror attack.
According to sources on the ground, the public gathered has not been mobilised by any political party or outfit, it is an impromptu protest by the commuters.
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Several parts of Mumbai and Thane are observing shutdown as a mark of respect to the martyrs. The train services have been blocked for over two hours now.
Daily commuters have taken over the train tracks in Mumbai, blocking local train traffic. They are raising slogans against Pakistan and demanding quick action against the neighbouring nation for #PulwamaTerrorAttack #MumbaiLocalTrain https://t.co/fqN7K17kan pic.twitter.com/sCBOgk6dX0— India TV (@indiatvnews) February 16, 2019
The Mumbai Police has appealed to people to not block the railway stations and clear the path. However, the protesters have refused to budge untill their message reaches the concerned authorities.
Update: Mumbai Police baton charge protesters blocking local train service in Nalasoprara. Services resumed.
#WATCH Mumbai: Police baton charge to disperse protesters at Nallasopara railway station, protesting against #PulwamaAttack. Some protesters were demonstrating at railway tracks of the station earlier today affecting services. Services now resumed at Virar, Nallasopara&Bhayandar pic.twitter.com/lKJ4kuKoX7— ANI (@ANI) February 16, 2019