Mumbai, Sep 3 (PTI) Two days after violence erupted over Manoj Jarange Patil’s hunger strike in Maharashtra’s Jalna district demanding Maratha reservation, the state government has invited him for talks. Government sources gave this information on Sunday.
Patil had been on hunger strike since Tuesday at Antarwali Sarathi village in Jalna demanding reservation for the Maratha community, but the protest turned violent on Friday after authorities tried to take him to the hospital. When violence broke out, the police charged the protesters and fired tear gas shells to disperse them. During this, many people including 40 policemen were injured and more than 15 government transport buses were burnt.
Police said a case has been registered against more than 360 people in connection with this violence. A government source said Patil has been invited for talks on the Maratha reservation issue. “There will be a meeting between government officials and Patil on the demand for reservation for the Maratha community,” the source said.
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