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Caste census of Backward Classes 'difficult and cumbersome', Centre tells Supreme Court
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Caste census of Backward Classes 'difficult and cumbersome', Centre tells Supreme Court

In an affidavit filed in the apex court, the government has said that caste enumeration in Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) 2011 was fraught with mistakes and inaccuracies.

127th Constitution Amendment Bill: What it is, why it is needed and why the Opposition supports it
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127th Constitution Amendment Bill: What it is, why it is needed and why the Opposition supports it

The amendment is necessary to restore powers of the state governments to maintain a state list of OBCs which was taken away by a Supreme Court interpretation in May this year

Maratha quota row: Leaders across party lines stage protests seeking reservation in Maharashtra's Kolhapur
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Maratha quota row: Leaders across party lines stage protests seeking reservation in Maharashtra's Kolhapur

Among those present at the agitation were Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi chief Prakash Ambedkar and Congress leader Satej Patil

Uddhav Thackeray meets Narendra Modi, discusses Maratha quota issue, GST compensation
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Uddhav Thackeray meets Narendra Modi, discusses Maratha quota issue, GST compensation

Maharashtra deputy chief minister and senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar and senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan also accompanied Thackeray during the meeting with the prime minister

Explained: SC striking down Maratha reservation will keep the pot stirring over quota agitation
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Explained: SC striking down Maratha reservation will keep the pot stirring over quota agitation

Calls for a fresh push for the demand have followed the Supreme Court's 5 May decision that held that total reservations cannot breach the 50 percent ceiling.

Maharashtra govt making 'all possible effort' to give reservation to Maratha community, says Ajit Pawar
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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'

Maharashtra allows Marathas to avail EWS quota, but announcement unlikely to placate community's anger
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Maharashtra allows Marathas to avail EWS quota, but announcement unlikely to placate community's anger

The issue of reservation for Marathas is likely to dominate Maharashtra politics in the near future

SC quashes Maharashtra law granting Maratha reservations, says community can't be declared as backward
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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

As SC considers referring Indra Sawhney judgment to larger bench, a look back at implications of landmark verdict
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As SC considers referring Indra Sawhney judgment to larger bench, a look back at implications of landmark verdict

The verdict in the case of the Indra Sawhney vs Union of India— also known as the Mandal verdict — capped reservations at 50 percent

Maratha quota: SC seeks response from all states on 50% reservation cap, next hearing on 15 March
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Maratha quota: SC seeks response from all states on 50% reservation cap, next hearing on 15 March

The top court will examine the question of interpretation of the 102nd amendment to the Constitution dealing with reservation to a particular community, named in the list prepared by the president

Supreme Court to decide schedule of hearing pleas pertaining to Maratha quota on 5 February
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Supreme Court to decide schedule of hearing pleas pertaining to Maratha quota on 5 February

The apex court had stayed the implementation of the SEBC Act but made it clear that status of those who have availed of the benefits would not be disturbed

Reservations for Marathas being 'deliberately delayed' in Maharashtra, claims BJP MP Udayanraje Bhosale
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Reservations for Marathas being 'deliberately delayed' in Maharashtra, claims BJP MP Udayanraje Bhosale

Bhosale, hitting out at the Uddhav Thackeray dispensation for "not taking the issue ahead", claimed that "the state government lawyer" missed a Supreme Court hearing and that the "community will react to such tactics"

Devendra Fadnavis claims Maharashtra govt failed to help cotton, soybean farmers who lost crops in locust attack
India

Devendra Fadnavis claims Maharashtra govt failed to help cotton, soybean farmers who lost crops in locust attack

In a press conference, the BJP leader added that the govt was also dillydallying on the Maratha quota issue by making "contradictory statements"

Maratha organisations stage protests against Maharashtra govt's handling of quota issue
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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

'Will do what it takes to give justice to Maratha community': Uddhav Thackeray on SC order staying quota
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'Will do what it takes to give justice to Maratha community': Uddhav Thackeray on SC order staying quota

The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed implementation of the 2018 Maratha quota law of the state and referred the petitions challenging the law to a larger constitution bench

Maharashtra govt must go 'fully prepared' for SC hearing on Maratha reservation, says Devendra Fadnavis
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Maharashtra govt must go 'fully prepared' for SC hearing on Maratha reservation, says Devendra Fadnavis

The BJP leader said that government officials and ministers must be fully prepared to brief the counsel during the Supreme Court hearing on quotas in education and jobs for Marathas

Supreme Court on Maratha reservation today: Interim order on petitions challenging quota on 15 July
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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.

Govt not looking at blanket withdrawal of Bhima Koregaon violence cases, only of non-serious offences, says NCP’s Jayant Patil
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Govt not looking at blanket withdrawal of Bhima Koregaon violence cases, only of non-serious offences, says NCP’s Jayant Patil

Maharashtra Minister Jayant Patil on Wednesday said that the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government was not looking for a "blanket withdrawal" of cases in connection with the Bhima Koregaon violence

Maharashtra Assembly election 2019: Marathas happy with BJP's quota move in Marathwada, cite decreasing farm income
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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

SC to consider urgent hearing of 5 petitions challenging Bombay HC's order on upholding constitutional validity of Maratha quota today
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SC to consider urgent hearing of 5 petitions challenging Bombay HC's order on upholding constitutional validity of Maratha quota today

The SC on Monday agreed to consider according to an urgent hearing to petitions challenging the constitutional validity of a Maharashtra law that grants reservation to the Maratha community in education and jobs