Mumbai ,. The Maharashtra bandh by the deprived Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Citizenship Register (NRC) on Friday showed a mixed effect. I saw mixed effects. Sporadic shops remained closed in Mumbai and Thane districts. People were seen doing everyday tasks out of their homes. Most of the shops were open and there was no impact on the movement of vehicles on the road.
In Mumbai, except for a few traffic disruptions and stray incidents, there was no significant impact of the shutdown in the city. Unknown people pelted stones at a 'best' bus near Swastik Park in Chembur. The partial impact of the bandh was seen in areas like Kurla, Sion-Trombay Road, Byculla, Dadar, Wadala and Andheri. Police detained several VBA activists when they tried to stop some vehicles on the Eastern Express Highway in Ghatkopar. On the other hand, a large number of VBA supporters gathered at Thane Naka near Thane, Mumbai.
Meanwhile, the bandh had no effect on public transport services including trains. Schools and colleges were also open like normal days. Due to the announcement of Maharashtra bandh, strict security arrangements were made. Police personnel were deployed everywhere. Explain that Prakash Ambedkar had accused the CAA of forcibly imposing that the central government's move has created an atmosphere of unrest in the country. There is a feeling of mistrust in the public. He also attacked the central government over the economic policies and said that due to wrong policies, the country is on the path of economic bankruptcy.