Maratha Community News
Maharashtra govt making 'all possible effort' to give reservation to Maratha community, says Ajit Pawar
Last month, the Supreme Court had struck down the state govt's law granting quota to Marathas in college admissions and public jobs, terming it 'unconstitutional'
SC quashes Maharashtra law granting Maratha reservations, says community can't be declared as backward
The top court has struck down the Maharashtra State Reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, 2018
Maratha organisations stage protests against Maharashtra govt's handling of quota issue
Protesters in Beed and Osmanabad opposed decision to conduct police recruitment and MPSC exams without clarity on reservation for Maratha candidates in government jobs
Supreme Court on Maratha reservation today: Interim order on petitions challenging quota on 15 July
Supreme Court on Maratha reservation today | Petitioners argue that HC decision is incorrect as the State law has breached the 50% cap on reservation fixed by a Constitution Bench in the Indira Sawhney judgment.
Maharashtra Assembly election 2019: Marathas happy with BJP's quota move in Marathwada, cite decreasing farm income
Over a year after the Maratha agitators took to the streets of various cities in Maharashtra to press for a host of demands, the Maharashtra government has only partially succeeded in placating them
Maratha activists threaten state-wide protests on 9 August if Maharashtra govt fails to fulfil demand to withdraw cases against protesters
The Maratha Kranti Morcha (MKM) has warned that it would hold a state-wide protest on 9 August if the Maharashtra government fails to fulfil the community's various demands.
Bombay HC upholds Maratha quota: BJP, Shiv Sena snatch issue from Congress, NCP ahead of state polls
In a historic verdict, the Bombay High Court on Thursday upheld the constitutional validity of the Maharashtra government's bill that provides a separate quota in government jobs and educational institutions for Marathas under a new category
Maharashtra Assembly approves, passes bill proposing 16 percent quota for Maratha students in PG medical and dental admissions
Maharashtra Legislative Assembly on Thursday passed an amendment in SEBC Act 2018, providing reservation to Maratha students PG medical and dental admissions. The Maharashtra Legislature had on 29 November last year passed a bill proposing 16 percent reservation in education and government jobs for Marathas. Last month, the state government had received permission from the EC to promulgate an ordinance for Maratha reservation.
Maratha quota stir: Maharashtra govt may face ire of upper castes as ordinance for reservation in medical courses gets approved
With promulgating the ordinance for Maratha reservation to be applied to medical courses in Maharashtra, the Devendra Fadnavis-led government is running the risk of alienating the state's upper castes that fall under the general category.
Marathas and Kunbis not separate castes, both should be under OBC: Maharashtra Backward Class panel report
The Maharashtra State Backward Class Commission in its report has said that Marathas and Kunbis are one and the same community. As the Kunbis are already included in the Other Backward Class (OBC), the Marathas too should have been categorised as a Backward Class long ago, it said.
Lawyer who filed PIL against Maratha quota legislation assaulted outside Bombay HC; probe initiated against attacker
A lawyer who had filed a PIL in the Bombay High Court against the new legislation providing reservation to Maratha community in Maharashtra was attacked outside the court premises on Monday.
After Maharashtra Assembly passes quota bill, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi demands reservation for Muslims
In a tweet, the Lok Sabha from Hyderabad said depriving backward Muslims of their fair share in public employment and education was a grave injustice.
Ashok Chavan says decision to grant Maratha reservation was first taken by Congress government
Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan said the decision reflected success of the struggle launched for quota by Maratha community, which constitutes over 30 percent of the state's population.
Maharashtra Assembly passes Maratha quota bill: Why Devendra Fadnavis had no option but to give in
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis could do little to put off submitting to the Maratha reservation demand with no support on his side, an increasing toll from suicides and the elections around the corner.
26-year-old man ends lifein Maharashtra's Aurangabad over Maratha quota issue, suicide note states govt 'murdered' him
A suicide note purportedly written by Harde was found in his pocket, the police added. In the note, Harde has said he was taking the extreme step because the Maratha community is not being provided reservation in government jobs and educational institutions, they said.
Class 11 girl kills self over reservation for Marathas; blames poverty, high fees and quota for SC/ST in suicide note
She expressed hope that her sacrifice would boost the movement for reservation in Marathas.
Dhangar quota row: Maharashtra govt invites community members for meeting with Devendra Fadnavis on 27 August
Maharashtra government has invited the Dhangar community memebers for a meeting with Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai on 27 August
Maratha quota stir: Various factions of Maratha Kranti Morcha in Maharashtra at odds about staging 9 August protest
As Maharashtra gears up for the anticipated Maratha protest on Thursday, various factions of the Maratha Kranti Morcha, an organisation that has been spearheading the cause, have decided not to go ahead with the protest.
Maratha quota row: Bombay High Court asks community to refrain from resorting to violence, committing suicide
The 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.
Bombay HC to hear PIL by Maratha rights group on reservation row; hearing brought forward after rise in violence
The Bombay High Court is going to hear a PIL filed by a Maratha rights group regarding reservation quotas for the community on Tuesday.