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12:00 AM, July 27, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, July 27, 2018

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Indian police detain 450 in Maharashtra

Almost 450 people were in custody in the Indian state of Maharashtra yesterday after clashes between thousands of protestors from the Maratha minority and police charging with batons and firing tear gas, officials said.

Like other communities in India the Marathas, who make up around 30 percent of the western state's 110 million people, want quotas or "reservations" to ensure they get jobs in the government and education.

"We have detained 447 people for their involvement in arson and stone-pelting and action will be taken against them," Deepak Deoraj, a spokesperson for Mumbai police, told AFP a day after the clashes on Wednesday.

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