In Maharashtra, elaborate security arrangements have been made to prevent any untoward incident during the bandh called by pro-quota Maratha organisations today.
The protests held by Maratha groups last month had witnessed large-scale violence and arson in several parts of the state.
The state government has deployed six companies of Rapid Action Force, one company each of Central Industrial Security Force and State Reserve Police Force at sensitive locations.
Home Guard personnel are also being deployed to assist the police at various places. The maximum number of local police personnel will be deployed across the metro cities and at sensitive locations in Aurangabad rural, Pune rural and western Maharashtra.
Marathwada, western Maharashtra, Thane and Navi Mumbai had witnessed maximum violence during a bandh called by Maratha organisations last month to press the community’s demand for reservation