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.
Mayawati slams Maharashtra govt over 'hurry' to grant reservation to Maratha community, accuses BJP of favouritism
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati launched a scathing attack on BJP over its "hurriedness" to give reservation to Maratha community in Maharashtra, while accusing the party of not being 'interested' in the welfare of people other castes
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.
Devendra Fadnavis dubs reservation in govt jobs useless, claims consciousness of caste identity encourages demand for quota
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said that he was confident that India will vote a Maharashtrian to the prime minister's post by 2050.
Maharashtra govt survey finds 93% of Maratha families' annual income less than Rs 1 lakh, 32.28% people BPL
Nearly 37.28 percent Marathas in Maharashtra are living below poverty line (BPL) and 93 percent families from the community have annual income less than Rs 1 lakh, according to the summary of findings of the State Backward Class Commission (SBCC)
Maratha quota: Maharashtra govt says SBCC surveyed 43,629 households before assessing demand for reservation
The Maharashtra State Backward Class Commission (SBCC) surveyed 43,629 households before submitting its report on the social and economic conditions of the Maratha community, which has been demanding reservation.
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.
Maharashtra bandh: Pune worst hit by violence, arson during Maratha quota protests; mobs block highway, vandalise property
The pro-quota Maharashtra bandh called by some Maratha groups on Thursday was marked by sporadic violence and arson, disruption of road traffic and rallies in various parts of the state.
A day-long bandh called by pro-Maratha groups across Maharashtra saw sporadic incidents of violence from across the state on Thursday morning, with most shops and commercial establishments, private schools and colleges shut.
Maharashtra Bandh Updates: Stone pelting reported in Pune; Maratha protesters gather outside Sharad Pawar's Baramati residence
Maharashtra Bandh LIVE Updates: Demonstrators hold sit-in protest outside NCP chief Sharad Pawar's residence in Baramati on Thursday.
Pune has suspended all internet services in the wake of the Maratha quota protests in order to prevent rumour-mongering and violence
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 stir: Protestors to go ahead with 9 August Maharashtra shutdown, blame failure of state govt to keep promises
This 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
Amid Maratha quota stir, Devendra Fadnavis meets Narendra Modi in New Delhi to apprise him of issues in Maharashtra
Fadnavis' visit also comes after the BJP's stunning victory in the Sangli Municipal Corporation, the bastion of the Congress and the NCP, and Jalgaon Municipal Corporation.
Maratha quota stir: Another youth commits suicide allegedly over lack of reservation for community in Navi Mumbai
A 25-year-old man allegedly committed suicide in neighbouring Navi Mumbai on Saturday, with his purported suicide note mentioning his anguish over the Maratha community not getting reservation, police said.
The BJP's victory in the twin civic polls, held on 1 August, comes in the midst of the ongoing agitation by the Maratha community for reservation in government jobs and education. The win is being seen as a relief to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, under fire over handling of the stir.
The 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.
Maratha quota stir: Another youth from community commits suicide in Aurangabad; hundreds of protesters gather in city
A 21-year-old unemployed man, belonging to the Maratha community, allegedly committed suicide by hanging in Aurangabad, Maharashtra on Thursday, the police said.
Devendra Fadnavis says government committed to granting Maratha quota that withstands legal scrutiny
Devendra Fadnavis said on Thursday his government was committed to granting reservation to the Maratha community which stands legal scrutiny.
The Maratha reservation stir in Navi Mumbai had turned violent on 25 July and it also led to the death of a 21-year-old man, Rohan Todkar, who was allegedly assaulted by a mob on that day.