The call given by Maratha
organisations for shut-down across Maharashtra to press the
demand of reservation received a good response in Nagpur city
today with most shops, offices and schools remaining closed.
A tragedy was averted when police pulled away
protesters lying on tracks just in time before a speeding
train passed on Mankapur railway over-bridge in the city.
Protesters had gathered at the bridge this morning,
and around 12.30 pm, when police arrived on the spot, seven or
eight of them rushed to the tracks and lay down, said
inspector Mahesh Chavan.
Police dragged them away moments before a train
passed, he said.
While most shops, offices, schools and colleges
remained closed in response to the Bandh call by Maratha
organisations, no incident of violence was reported anywhere,
police said.(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)