The one-day Maharashtra bandh called by organisations representing the Maratha community saw sporadic incidents of violence across the state though life was normal in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane. They called for reservation in educational institutions and government jobs.
According to state government officials, schools and other educational institutions were shut in most parts of Maharashtra as a precautionary measure. A state-wide bandh called last month saw large-scale incidents of violence and the administration did not want to take any chances, officials said. Even the Maharashtra State Road Transport Department kept its state transport buses off the roads across the state.