The commission, headed by Justice N G Gaikwad (retired), went through several documents such as court verdicts and articles by experts, and also discussed the matter with reputed institutes like the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics in Pune.
“The state government should keep its word of submitting the progress report of the Backward Classes Commission before the High Court by September 15," said Vinod Patil, one of the coordinators of the Maratha Kranti Morcha.
Sandip Patil, superintendent of Pune Rural Police, said a 2,200-strong police force, along with 900 Home Guards and three SRPF companies, a Rapid Action Force team and 20 striking platoons have been deployed across Pune district.
A few policemen, including Satara district’s Superintendent of Police Sandip Patil and local residents, were injured when protesters attacked police vehicles during a bandh called by the Maratha Kranti Morcha on Wednesday.
As the Maratha protests turned violent in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, two MLAs from Shiv Sena and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have offered to resign to support the agitation of the Maratha community demanding caste based-reservation, besides addressing other issues.
Maharashtra on Tuesday observed a state-wide bandh being observed by Maratha outfits, a day after the death of a Maratha youth in Aurangabad. The man identified as 27-year-old, Kalasaheb Shinde jumped into a river to commit suicide.