At least two persons were killed during a protest demonstration near Mumbai's Azad Maidan on Saturday.
The deaths occurred as police moved in and baton-charged the demonstrators who were protesting against the recent ethnic and communal riots in Assam.
The protests turned violent with the demonstrators torched a media vehicle, damaged buses and indulged in stone pelting, prompting the police to fire in the air.
Hundreds of protesters gathered at the Azad Maidan in south Mumbai this afternoon following a call by the Mumbai-based Raza Academy to denounce the violence in Assam.
Azad Maidan is located near the offices of the Brihan Mumbai Corporation and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai railway station. (ANI)