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Governor C Vidyasagar Rao signs Maratha reservation bill

The Maratha reservation of 16 per cent will take the total to 68 per cent.

93% Maratha families' annual income less than Rs 1 lakh: SBCC

The state Assembly said the Maratha community constitutes 30 per cent of the state's total population and that 76.86 per cent of its families were dependent on agriculture and farm labour.


State, Centre, banks and money lenders ‘strangling’ Maratha farmers, says survey

It added that the Maratha farmer families have expenditure for education, health and medical expenses, for marriage, clothes, social traditions and other expenses, without any off-farm income.

Maharashtra: Maratha community hails ‘favourable’ report, urges state to implement it quickly

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.

Act decisively, keep your promise: Maratha community to state government

“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.

Security forces on alert in Pune, SRPF and RAF called in

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.


We hope community won’t resort to violence, take extreme steps: Bombay High Court

“We hope and trust that members of the community do not resort to violence or take extreme steps such as suicide,” said a division Bench of Justice Ranjit More and Justice Anuja Prabhudessai.

Maratha leaders demand immediate action, withdrawal of all cases against protesters

The Maratha community leaders also opposed the government’s announcement, that non-serious cases against protesters will be withdrawn but not the serious cases.

SP among cops hurt in stone-pelting in Satara; police resort to lathicharge

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 protests turn violent, two legislators offer to resign

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.

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Maharashtra Bandh: Marathas intensify protest, demand Fadnavis' apology

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.