Maratha quota row: Maharashtra govt facing substantive legal hurdles in SC, change of strategy crucial for success
On 3 December, the Maharashtra government filed a caveat application — to ensure they are heard in any matter concerning reservations for the Maratha community — in the Supreme Court.
Maratha quota row in Maharashtra: Why do politically powerful and relatively rich communities need reservations?
The Maharashtra government’s decision to grant reservations to the Maratha community is more in keeping with the political expediency of the time.
Maratha quota row: Reservation unwarranted; several past panels concluded community is not 'backward'
As far as the Maratha community is concerned, the findings of many commissions are that Marathas are forward classes, with many Marathas in top political ranks and heading businesses.
Maratha quota row: Maharashtra has to consult NCBC on granting reservation, according to law passed by Parliament
The Maharashtra government will have to consult the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) before taking a policy decision on granting reservation to the Maratha community.
Maratha quota stir: Four policemen injured, over 70 vehicles torched as protests turn violent; prohibitory orders imposed
The violence was a continuation of the protests that rocked several districts of Maharashtra for the last week, as sporadic incidents of arson, violence, road blocks and noisy processions have been reported
Shiv Sena supports reservation demands for Maratha community, goes against party's stance under Bal Thackeray
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray also came out in support of reservations, saying the "need of the hour" is to pacify Marathas.
Maratha quota stir: Devendra Fadnavis says special session of Maharashtra Assembly will be convened to discuss issue
A special session of the Maharashtra legislature would be convened to pass 'a law or a resolution' regarding reservation for the Marathas, Devendra Fadnavis said.