Mumbaikars Resort to Violence… to Protest Non-Violent Bandh and Demand Holiday

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Mumbaikars Resort to Violence… to Protest Non-Violent Bandh and Demand Holiday

Illustration: Robin Chakraborty

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umbai, August 9: On Thursday morning, after news surfaced about Maratha Kranti Morcha’s exclusion of Mumbai from the Maharashtra bandh, agitated Mumbaikars took to the streets in a counter-protest to the MKM’s peaceful sit-in outside the Collector’s Office in Bandra (East). Our sources told us that the one thing that could unite the notoriously indifferent city, was the idea of getting a day off during every bandh. For Mumbaikars, their chuttis are of paramount importance, an even greater priority than that free plate of sukha puri after a serving of pani puri.

As the MKM was staging a silent sit-in protest, a crowd of angry Mumbaikars gatecrashed the scene, hoping to incite the protesters into violence so that the day could be declared a holiday.

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