Maharashtra govt nod to Maratha reservation: Since 1980s, community's fight for quota has been long, uneasy
The 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.
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Maharashtra Bandh LIVE Updates: Demonstrators hold sit-in protest outside NCP chief Sharad Pawar's residence in Baramati on Thursday.
Act fast to stop Maratha quota stir from becoming Naxal movement, says NCP MP Udayanraje Bhosale to Maharashtra govt
If the Maharashtra government failed to act swiftly, the Maratha quota stir might turn into a "naxalite movement" in no time, NCP MP Udayanraje Bhosale said in Pune on Sunday.
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Internet services in the Navi Mumbai township have been suspended since early on Thursday due to the Maratha morcha, a police official said.
Maharashtra agitation turns violent: As state is singed by fresh protests, a look at Maratha protesters' demands
Marathas, a politically influential community that constitutes 30 percent of Maharashtra's population, has been demanding quotas in govt jobs and education.
Members of the Maratha community took out a silent protest or the 'Maratha Kranti Morcha' in Mumbai on Wednesday to demand for reservation in government jobs and education.
Maratha Kranti Morcha in Mumbai 2017 highlights: Fadnavis assures reservation, offers sops to students and farmers
After a few months of waiting with fear and baited breath, people of Mumbai will finally have to face the biggest silent rally in the form of Maratha Morcha on Wednesday.
Maratha Kranti Morcha in Mumbai: Diversions, blockades installed; schools to remain shut as city braces for rally
With more than five lakh participants and 10,000 vehicles are likely to enter Mumbai to take part in Maratha Kranti Morcha, city's commuters are advised to avoid the roads till absolutely necessary
The silent rally of Maratha community under the banner of 'Maratha Kranti Morcha' has been postponed to 6 March in the wake of election code of conduct.
The poor turn out for the Maratha silent morcha in Nagpur on Wednesday failed to meet the expectations of its organisers.
Apart from reservations, other major demands of the Morcha included the amendment in Atrocities act, capital punishment to the accused in the Kopardi rape case and the implementation of the Swaminathan Commission recommendations.
The government's move to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes will help curb black money in elections and its impact will be visible in the upcoming assembly polls in five states, say experts, while opposition leaders called it hasty or questioned its effect.
In the backdrop of caste polarisation triggered by campaigns, including influential Maratha morchas in pursuance of their various demands, the ensuing elections to municipal councils and nagar panchayats across Maharashtra will be a major test for the two-year-old Devendra Fadnavis government.
Mumbai Police spokesperson DCP Ashok Dudhe said the rally was held peacefully and that all rules and regulations were followed.
CM Devendra Fadnavis said that they have received the demands of the Maratha community.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis seems to be on top of his game as he plays one trick over another to ensure his party's majority in the upcoming municipal Council and nagar panchayat election while keeping alive his seat as CM despite a love-hate relationship with alliance partner Shiv Sena.
Following Marathas, Dalits across Maharashtra have also begun organising peaceful rallies demanding tougher SC/ST Prevention of Atrocity Act. However, according to political pundits, the real issue is reservation
Sporting saffron caps and holding banners, hundereds of Maratha people including direct discendants of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj from Satara gathered for the march
Maharashtra BJP would support the demand of Maratha reservations without changing the existing quota for other communities, the party said on Wednesday.
The Maharashtra government's special cabinet meeting in Aurangabad on Tuesday — a meeting of this nature is taking place after a gap of seven years — is the first meeting in two years of the BJP-led Devendra Fadnavis governmen