The new Maratha quota, promised by the state government in November last year following largescale agitation by the Maratha community, would be first implemented in the admissions to the post-graduate medical admissions.
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.
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.