'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
Supreme Court on Maratha reservation: Apex court stays 2018 law granting community quotas in education, jobs
The bench referred the pleas questioning the law's validity to a larger Constitution Bench to be set up by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde
President's Rule in Maharashtra: If governments cannot be changed through elections, democracy stands diminished
The use of President's Rule to keep opposition parties out of power was a favoured tactic in the country during the rule of Indira Gandhi, when the Congress was a behemoth of the sort that the BJP is now becoming. If every election leads to the rule of the same party and largely the same few individuals, it is not very different from the one-party rule of China.
Maharashtra Assembly elections: BJP banks on Modi's appeal, but faces challenge of farm distress, quota demands
The Maharashtra Assembly election will test whether the BJP still retains the momentum that it had during the Lok Sabha battle
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.
Reservations for Marathas: Devendra Fadnavis is fooling nobody when he mouths platitudes of social justice
With the Bombay High Court upholding reservations for Marathas, the madness over caste reservations in India has just got madder.
SC seeks response from Maharashtra govt on plea against Maratha reservation; court to hear petition on 24 June
SC sought response from the Maharashtra government on a plea challenging an order of the Bombay High Court dismissing a petition against Maratha reservation in PG medical and dental courses. The bench said the petitioners had earlier approached the apex court and were asked to move the high court for the relief. Petitioner Sameer challenged the Bombay High Court order of 13 June.
Regional outfits favour expansion of the reservation pool because they view quota as a battle for hegemony between elite and non-elite social groups.
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.
Bhima Koregaon battle commemoration passes peacefully year after violence at event; 8-10 lakh people attend
A year after caste clashes marred the event to celebrate the anniversary of the Koregaon Bhima battle, eight to 10 lakh people paid tributes amidst a heavy police presence at the memorial here, which has come to be known as a symbol of Dalit pride.
Bhima Koregaon anniversary: One year after violence at event, security stepped up as hundreds of Dalits converge at war memorial
Thousands of people, mainly Dalits, Tuesday flocked the 'Jay Stambh' memorial in Maharashtra's Pune district to pay tributes on the 201st anniversary of the Koregaon Bhima battle amidst heavy police presence.
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: Maharashtra aims to fill 72,000 posts before February, sets up 'war room' to complete recruitment process
A bill that grants 16 percent reservation to the members of the Maratha community in government jobs and education in Maharashtra was unanimously passed by both the Houses of the state legislature last week
Maratha Reservation Act: Days after passing bill in Assembly, Maharashtra govt files caveat in SC and insists on being heard first
The Maharashtra Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed the Maratha Reservation Bill, granting the community 16 percent reservation in government jobs and educational institutes.
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 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.
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.
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.
Maharashtra Cabinet approves reservation for Marathas; Devendra Fadnavis says state unsure of recommended 16% quota
Giving into a long-standing demand of the Marathas, the Maharashtra Cabinet on Sunday approved a recommendation to give reservation to the community in government jobs and educational institutes.