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Jan 30, 2019
Marathas and Kunbis not separate castes, says Maharashtra Backward Class panel; demands inclusion of Marathas among OBCsThe Maharashtra State Backward Class Commission in its report has said that Marathas and Kunbis are one and the same community and as the Kunbis are already included in the Other Backward Class (OBC), the Marathas too should be categorised as a Backward Class.
Nov 19, 2018
Maharashtra govt nod to Maratha reservation: Since 1980s, community's fight for quota has been long, uneasyThe fight for reservation has not been easy for the politically dominant Maratha community which constitutes over 30 percent of Maharashtra's population. The community has been demanding a quota for a long time now and its agitation for the same in July and August 2018 had taken a violent turn.
Nov 16, 2018
Marathas are backward community, says reservation panel, recommends 16% quota: Devendra Fadnavis faces tricky taskThe Maharashtra State Backward Classes Commission has suggested reservation of 16 percent for the Marathas, stating that the community is socially and economically backward, however, the Maharashtra government may find it impossible to implement the suggestion, especially keeping in mind the restrictions on caste-based reservation in India
Nov 13, 2018
Sambhaji Brigade seeks to rename Pune to ‘Jijapur’ after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's motherSambhaji brigade, a Maratha organisation, has sought to rename Pune to "Jijapur" in a letter issued to the Maharashtra Government. The Maratha outfit claimed that since the construction of Pune city was done by Jijabai, the mother of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, it is appropriate to name Pune city in her name.
Oct 18, 2018
Maratha quota demand: Activists to launch hunger strike at Mumbai's Azad Maidan on 2 NovemberActivists belonging to the Sakal Maratha Kranti Mahamorcha have decided to launch a hunger strike in Mumbai from 2 November against the Maharashtra government.
Aug 14, 2018
BJP ally Shiv Sena dismisses Narendra Modi's media interviews as 'propaganda', says journalists may lose jobs under his regimeIn its first reaction to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's published interview, BJP ally Shiv Sena on Monday described it as "akin to sheer propaganda".
Aug 09, 2018
Maharashtra Bandh Updates: Stone pelting reported in Pune; Maratha protesters gather outside Sharad Pawar's Baramati residenceMaharashtra Bandh LIVE Updates: Demonstrators hold sit-in protest outside NCP chief Sharad Pawar's residence in Baramati on Thursday.
Aug 08, 2018
Maratha quota stir: Protestors to go ahead with 9 August Maharashtra shutdown, blame failure of state govt to keep promisesThis comes days after the Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced that all constitutional obligations in connection with the granting of reservations to the Maratha community in the state would be completed by November
Aug 07, 2018
Maratha quota row: Bombay High Court asks community to refrain from resorting to violence, committing suicideThe Bombay High Court appealed to members of the Maratha community on Tuesday to refrain from resorting to violence or committing suicide over their demand for reservation in government jobs and education.
Aug 03, 2018
Maratha quota demand: Rahul Gandhi to meet Maharashtra Congress leaders on 8 AugustThe meeting is being held after many Congress MLAs announced last week that they would resign from the Maharashtra Assembly to put pressure on the government to accede to the demand for reservation for Maratha community.