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CM Devendra Fadnavis explains why the police carried out ‘lathi-charge’ on students

Services on the central railway line came to a halt on Tuesday morning due to an unexpected agitation and a rail roko protest by the students appearing for the railway examinations

CM Devendra Fadnavis explains why the police carried out ‘lathi-charge’ on students
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An unexpected protest carried out by students on Tuesday disrupted the Central Railway line which affected the commenters in a big way. Trains on the central line were put on halt for at least three and half hours.

Students were reluctant to call off their agitation for three and half hours but Mumbai police then resorted to lathi-charge to remove the protesting students from the railway tracks. This action led to a huge uproar in the legislative assembly and Fadnavis’ government had to face a lot of criticism. However, the Chief Minister justified the lathi-charge and said that Mumbai police turned to this option because some students attacked them with rocks. CM Fadnavis has also spoke to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal regarding this agitation.

However, students were conversing with the railway authorities even before Mumbai police interfered.

Students were protesting since 7:00 in the morning from Dadar to Matunga which affected the commute between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to Thane and long-distance trains were also canceled because of the agitation.

Earlier, the reservation for the apprentice recruitment was 10 per cent and then later, it was increased to 20 per cent. However, students now demand that the reservation should be 100 per cent.

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