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Pune stays calm on day of shutdown

DNMUM404637 | 1/4/2018 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :338

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PUNE: The call for a Maharashtra bandh given by Dalit organisations got a mixed response in Pune on Wednesday. Barring 3-4 incidents of stone pelting, police claimed that the bandh was largely peaceful as most people stayed home.
The day started normally, with both offices and shops open. However, some private schools were shut for precautionary measures.
The bandh started to kick in only by afternoon, when various Dalit organisations held rallies in parts of the city, leading to shops also downing their shutters.
The largest rally in the city was carried out in Pimpri area where demonstrators held up traffic for some time.
“The bandh was largely peaceful. There were several rallies which were taken upto the A
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