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Huge protests in India, some internet services suspended

Staff Writer |
Maharashtra government offices suffered a major setback as 1,700,000 employees went on a three-day strike in the Indian province.

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State government employees launched the strike over pending demands including implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission report.

Following the strike, several departments like education and medical were hit severely. As per PTI, on the first day of the stir, around 63 per cent of class 3 and class 4 employees remained absent from work.

Maratha leaders have called for a bandh from 8 am to 6 pm across Maharashtra on Thursday, except Navi Mumbai and Thane. While addressing the media a day before, they said the bandh will be carried out peacefully, and there will be no violence.

Leaders have also promised to cooperate with the people. Essential services, including public transport, will remain operational. Autorickshaws and taxis are likely to remain off the roads while commercial establishments will shut for the day.

Pune Police Commissioner K Venkateshan said additional and deputy commissioners are monitoring the situation. Internet services have been suspended in 7 tehsils of Pune district.

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