Maharashtra minister injured in ink attack
Senior Congress leader and Maharashtra Co-operatives Minister Harshvardhan Patil sustained an injury in his eye after some activists hurled ink at him at a public function here Friday, an aide said.
"Some activists belonging to the Dhangar community hurled ink at the minister when he was attending a function along with Health Minister Suresh Shetty to inaugurate a primary health centre in Bhigwan village," the aide told IANS.
Patil took the brunt of the ink attack on his left eye and complained of irritation and a burning sensation, though the extent of the injury or the kind of ink used is not known yet.
He was immediately rushed to a hospital in Baramati for preliminary treatment and was later due to go to Pune for specialized care, the aide said.
Police rounded up three youths of the Dhangar community and later placed them under arrest, even as some other members protested.
The incident led to tension between Congress and Dhangar community activists, prompting the district authorities to deploy additional security forces there to prevent any untoward incident. Congress activists put up road blockades in Indapur sub-district protesting the incident.
Dhangars, a very backward community engaged in rearing sheep and other domestic animals, have been classified as a nomadic tribe, but have been demanding at least 3.5 percent reservation in education and jobs.
After the state government granted reservations to Marathas and the Muslim community, the Dhangars have been aggressively agitating, demanding reservation for themselves.
(Posted on 08-08-2014)
Information on States of India:
Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal
INDIA REGIONAL MAPS:
Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |
MORE MAPS OF INDIA:
INDIA CITY MAPS:
KERALA TRAVEL MAPS: