Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, February 26: A curfew has been imposed in Ambad taluka of Maharashtra's Jalna district considering the law and order situation in view of the ongoing agitation for Maratha reservation by activist Manoj Jarange, as per an order issued by the district administration. Jalna collector Srikrushna Panchal in the order said Jarange announced on Sunday that he will go to Mumbai and agitate over his demand of reservation for the Maratha community.

There is a possibility that people may come to Antarwali Sarati village in Jalna, where the activist has been staging a hunger strike, to stop him (from going to Mumbai). Due to the huge crowd, there is a possibility that traffic on Dhule-Mumbai highway and other nearby areas may be affected, the order mentioned. Maratha Quota Row: Maharashtra Government Set To Hold Special Session on Maratha Reservation Issue on February 20.

Considering the law and order situation, curfew has been imposed in Ambad taluka from Monday midnight till further orders, the order said. Government offices, schools, movement on national highways, milk distribution, media and hospitals are exempted from this order, the collector said. Maharashtra Cabinet Approves Draft Bill for 10% Maratha Reservation in Education and Government Jobs.

Jarange on Sunday night left from Antarwali Sarati and reached nearby Bhamberi village. However, on Monday morning, the protesting activist returned to Antarwali Sarati and started taking medical treatment.

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