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Basava Jaya Mruthyunjaya Swamiji from Kudalasangama Panchamasali Peeta along with community members raises slogans during a sit-in protest, demanding reservation for Panchamasali under 2-A category, at Freedom Park in Bengaluru.

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Kudlusangama Panchamsali Mutt Seer, Sri Jaya Mruthyunjaya Swami, along with community members during a 'Satyagraha' to demand inclusion in the 2A reservation category in Bengaluru.

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Police personnel block the road as members of the Panchamasali (Lingayat) community take part in a rally demanding for the inclusion of Lingayat community in the 2A reservation category, in Bengaluru.

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BJP MLA Basangouda Patil Yatnal (a critic of Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa) with members the Panchamasali (Lingayat) community during a rally demanding for the inclusion of Lingayat community in the 2A reservation category, in Bengaluru.

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Members of the Panchamasali (Lingayat) community during a rally demanding for the inclusion of Lingayat community in the 2A reservation category, in Bengaluru.

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Members of the Panchamasali (Lingayat) community during a rally demanding for the inclusion of Lingayat community in the 2A reservation category, in Bengaluru.

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Members of Panchamasali (Lingayat) community during a Panchamasali convention to demand for inclusion in the 2A reservation category, in Bengaluru.

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BJP MLA Basangouda Patil Yatnal (a critic of Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa) speaks during a 'Panchamasali' convention to demand inclusion in the 2A reservation category in Bengaluru.

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Sri Jaya Mruthyunjaya Swami with Vachanananda Swami (L) during 'Panchamasali' convention, to demand for inclusion in the 2A reservation category, in Bengaluru

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Sri Jaya Mruthyunjaya Swami speaks as Sri Vachanananda Swami (R) looks on during the Panchamasali convention to demand for the inclusion of Lingayat community in the 2A reservation category, in Bengaluru.

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Maratha community members during their agitation demanding for reservation in education and government services, near the Collectors office at Bandra (East) in Mumbai.

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Gujjar community sit around a bonfire as they block railway tracks during their agitation for reservation in jobs and edication, at Pilupura village of Bharatpur district.

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Maratha community members stage a protest demanding reservation in education and government services, near the Collector's office at Bandra (East) in Mumbai.

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Maratha Kranti Morcha workers stage a protest, demanding the revocation of Supreme Court's stay on Maratha reservation in education and employment, at Bandra in Mumbai.

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Maratha Kranti Morcha workers stage a protest, demanding the reservation for Maratha community in education and employment, in Thane.

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Maratha Kranti Morcha workers stage a protest against Supreme Court's stay on Maratha reservation, in Mumbai.

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Maratha Kranti Morcha activists burn tyres to block the Solapur-Pune Highway during a protest demanding reservation for their community, in Solapur.

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Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and his deputy Sachin Pilot at a protest against the alleged opposition of tampering in reservation of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, in Jaipur

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Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad with his supporters during a protest march against the Supreme Court's ruling that state governments are not bound to provide reservation in promotions in public services, in New Delhi.

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Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad supporters during a protest march against the Supreme Court's ruling that state governments are not bound to provide reservation in promotions in public services, in New Delhi.

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Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi takes part in a protest demanding the restoration of the reservation policy for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) organized by Assam Pradesh Congress Committee(APCC), in Guwahati.

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Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi takes part in a protest demanding the restoration of the reservation policy for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) organized by Assam Pradesh Congress Committee(APCC), in Guwahati.

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Uttarakhand Secretariat Association employees during a protest rally against reservation in promotion, in Dehradun.

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Anglo-Indian community protest the reported decision of the BJP government to end the constitutional provisions of nominating community representatives to the Lok Sabha and the State Assemblies, in Kochi.

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Maratha community members celebrate after the verdict of Bombay High Court, at Hutatma Chowk, in Mumbai. HC upholds constitutional validity of reservation for the Maratha community, but asks the government to reduce it from 16 per cent to 12 to 13 per cent, as recommended by the State Backward Classes Commission.

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Members of the Gujjar community hold a dharna demanding reservation, in Sawai Madhopur. Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla started a dharna along with his supporters on the railway tracks in Rajasthan's Sawai Madhopur district, demanding reservation for five communities including Gujjars.

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Gujjar community members block national highway 58 in support of their demand for reservation in Ajmer.

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Gujjar community members block national highway 58 in support of their demand for reservation in Ajmer.

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Members of the Gujjar community hold a dharna demanding reservation, in Sawai Madhopur. Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla started a dharna along with his supporters on the railway tracks in Rajasthan's Sawai Madhopur district, demanding reservation for five communities including Gujjars.

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Gujjar community members block national highway 58 in support of their demand for reservation in Ajmer.

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Gujjar community members block national highway 58 in support of their demand for reservation in Ajmer.

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Members of the Gujjar community hold a dharna demanding reservation, in Sawai Madhopur. Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla started a dharna along with his supporters on the railway tracks in Rajasthan's Swai Madhopur district, demanding reservation for five communities including Gujjars.

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Members of the Gujjar community hold a dharna demanding reservation, in Sawai Madhopur. Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla started a dharna along with his supporters on the railway tracks in Rajasthan's Swai Madhopur district, demanding reservation for five communities including Gujjars.

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BJP leader Shaina NC, in pink dress, with party workers celebrates the approval of 10 percent reservation for economically backward upper castes in government jobs, in Mumbai.

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Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad talking to media after Rajya Sabha passes the bill to provide 10 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions to economically backward section in the general category, in Rajya Sabha in New Delhi.

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A screen displays the results of voting on the bill to provide 10 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions to economically backward section in the general category, in Rajya Sabha in New Delhi.

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Social Justice Minister Thawarchand Gehlot with Union Minister Vijay Goel and others shows victory sign after Rajya Sabha passes the bill to provide 10 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions to economically backward section in the general category, in Rajya Sabha in New Delhi.

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi coming out after Lok Sabha passes the bill to provide 10 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions to economically backward section in the general category, in Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

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Social Justice Minister Thawarchand Gehlot shows victory sign after Lok Sabha passes the bill to provide 10 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions to economically backward section in the general category, in Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

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A screen displays the results of voting on the bill to provide 10 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions to economically backward section in the general category, in Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

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Jat community members protest during a one-day dharma demanding reservation in jobs and educational institutions, at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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Jat community members protest during a one-day dharma demanding reservation in jobs and educational institutions, at Jantar Mantar, in New Delhi.

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A Kudumi community member dances during a protest demanding tribal status for their community, in New Delhi.

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Members of Kudumi community lie on the road during a protest demanding tribal status for their community, in New Delhi.

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Members of Kudumi community during a protest demanding status for their community, in New Delhi.

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Tribal members of Kudumi Sena (Mohato) community participate in a protest rally in front of Odisha assembly demanding reservation under Scheduled Tribe status, in Bhubaneswar.

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Dhangar community members raise slogans during a protest demanding reservation under the Scheduled Tribes category, in Mumbai.

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BJP activists celebrate the passage of Maratha Reservation Bill by the Maharashtra government in the Assembly, in Thane.

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Gujjars agitate for reservation in Rajasthan

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A Brahmin protest

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Uttarakhand's former chief minister Harish Rawat meets Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel during Patel's ongoing indefinite hunger strike for reservation since August 25, in Ahmedabad.

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Khodaldham trustee Naresh Patel meets Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel during latter's indefinite hunger strike for reservation since Aug 25, in Ahmedabad

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Patidar agitation leader Hardik Patel, who is on indefinite fast at his residence, rests in Ahmadabad. Hardik is demanding loan waivers for farmers and quotas for Patidars in government jobs and education under the Other Backward Class (OBC) category. The banner reads "Indefinite fast," at the top and "Give reservation to Patidar community and do waiver loan of farmers," at the bottom.

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A doctor checks the health of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel on the 7th day of his indefinite hunger strike for reservation, in Ahmedabad.

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Patidar leader Hardik Patel prepares for his indefinite hunger strike for reservation, at his residence in Ahmedabad.

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Maratha Kranti Morcha supporters pay silent tribute to Major Kaustubh Rane, the slain army officer, and the farmers who committed suicide, in Thane.

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Maratha Kranti Morcha activists raise slogans during a protest over their demands for reservations at district collector's office, in Pune.

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A petrol pump employee puts a board with 'closed' written on it, outside a fuel station during a strike called by the Maratha Kranti Morcha activists over their demands for reservations, in Nagpur.

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A view of a bus depot following a strike called by the Maratha Kranti Morcha activists over their demands for reservations, in Nagpur.

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Maratha Kranti morcha activists protest in favour of Maratha reservations as they call for Maharashtra bandh, in Mumbai.

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Auto-rickshaw drivers take part in Maratha Kranti Morcha rally to support the activists agitating seeking reservations in jobs and educational institutions, in Karad.

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Maratha Kranti Morcha activists block the Pune-Solapur highway during a protest demanding for reservations in jobs and education, in Solapur, Maharashtra.

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Police personnel clash with the Maratha Kranti Morcha protesters during their district bandh called for reservations in jobs and education, in Solapur, Maharashtra.

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Maratha Kranti Morcha activists burn a tyre to stop traffic during their district bandh called for reservations in jobs and education, in Solapur, Maharashtra.

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Damaged bikes after Maratha Kranti Morcha protesters clashed with police personnel during their district bandh called for reservations in jobs and education, in Solapur, Maharashtra.

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Maratha Kranti Morcha protesters block a road as police personnel keep a watch during their district bandh called for reservations in jobs and education, in Solapur, Maharashtra.

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Maratha Kranti Morcha activists set ablaze buses during their district bandh called for reservations in jobs and education, near Pune, Maharashtra.

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Maratha Kranti Morcha activists set ablaze buses during their district bandh called for reservations in jobs and education, in Solapur, Maharashtra.

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A Maratha community member waves a flag with a portrait of Shivaji, the founder of Maratha dynasty, during a protest in Mumbai.

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Maratha protesters stop traffic in Mumbai on July 25

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Maratha Kranti Morcha activists stop the traffic on the Pune-Bangalore National Highway during their statewide bandh, called for reservations in jobs and education, in Karad, Maharashtra.

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Maratha Kranti Morcha protesters vadalise a poster of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis during their statewide bandh, called for reservations in jobs and education, in Thane.

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Buses parked at a depot during a statewide bandh, called by Maratha Kranti Morcha for reservations in jobs and education, in Karad, Maharashtra.

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Pune-Bangalore National Highway wears a deserted look during a statewide bandh, called by Maratha Kranti Morcha for reservations in jobs and education, in Karad, Maharashtra.

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Maratha Kranti Morcha protesters stop a train during their statewide bandh, called for reservations in jobs and education, at Thane.

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A Car vandalised by the Maratha community protesters during their statewide bandh for reservations in jobs and education, in Maharashtra.

A restaurant vandalised by the Maratha community protesters during their statewide bandh for reservations in jobs and education, in Maharashtra.

Maratha community people protests during their statewide bandh called for reservations in jobs and education at Aurangabad Maharashtra.

Maratha Kranti Morcha activists stop a school bus during their statewide bandh, called for reservations in jobs and education, at Kopar Khairane, Navi Mumbai.

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Maratha community people during their 'Maratha Kranti Morcha Rasta Roko' protest demanding reservation, at Nalasopara Achole Road in Mumbai.

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Maratha Kranti Morcha activists stop the traffic during their statewide bandh called for reservations in jobs and education, at Kopar Khairane, Navi Mumbai.

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Maratha Kranti Morcha activists stage a protest during their statewide bandh, called for reservations in jobs and education, at Jogeshwari in Mumbai.

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Maratha Kranti Morcha activists stop the traffic during their statewide bandh, called for reservations in jobs and education, in Thane, Mumbai.

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Maratha community people protests during their statewide bandh called for reservations in jobs and education at Aurangabad Maharashtra.

Maratha community people protests during their statewide bandh called for reservations in jobs and education at Aurangabad Maharashtra.

Maratha community people protests during their statewide bandh called for reservations in jobs and education at Aurangabad Maharashtra.

Maratha Kranti Morcha activists stage a protest during their statewide bandh called for reservations in jobs and education, at Kopar Khairane, Navi Mumbai.

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Maratha community people stop the traffic during their 'Maratha Kranti Morcha Rasta Roko' protest demanding reservation, in Thane, Mumbai.

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Protestors from Maratha community take part in a rally demanding reservation for Marathis, in Nanded.

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Relatives mourn the death of Kakasaheb Shinde during his funeral, who died yesterday during a protest march in favour of reservations, in Kaygaon village at Aurangabad.

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A view of closed shops during a protest rally by Maratha community members demanding reservation for Marathis, in Nanded.

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Police standby as Maratha community members stage a protest against the government demanding reservation for Marathis, in Nanded.

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Maratha community members take part in a bike protest rally against the government demanding reservation for Marathis, in Nanded.

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A protester is carried away after being injured during a protest rally demanding reservation for Marathis, in Nanded.

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A truck after protesters vandalized it during a protest rally demanding reservation for Marathis, in Nanded.

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Pro-reservation outfits of Maratha community burn a vehicle after a clash with the police personnel during the funeral of Kakasaheb Shinde, who died yesterday during a protest march in favour of reservations, in Kaygaon village at Aurangabad.

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Pro-reservation outfits of Maratha community burn a vehicle after a clash with the police personnel during the funeral of Kakasaheb Shinde, who died yesterday during a protest march in favour of reservations, in Kaygaon village at Aurangabad.

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Smoke billows from a burning tyre during a protest rally demanding reservation for Marathis, at Neknoor village in Beed district. Maratha outfits have called for a bandh in Maharashtra a day after of a protestor demanding reservation for the community jumped off a bridge over Godavari river and died, in Aurangabad.

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Protestors from the Maratha community take part in a rally demanding reservation, in Karad, Maharashtra. Maratha outfits have called for a bandh in Maharashtra, a day after a man demanding reservation for the community jumped to his death in a river in Aurangabad district.

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Maratha community members block the road during a protest against the government demanding reservation for Marathis, in Solapur.

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