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Maratha Stir

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray Meets PM Modi, Discusses Maratha Quota Issue, GST Compensation

Jun 08, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

'Discussed issues related to the Maratha reservation, Metro car shed, GST compensation with the prime minister,' Uddhav Thackeray said.

Ramdas Athawale Calls For Caste-Based Census, Reservation For Marathas

Feb 21, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

Ramdas Athawale also demanded that Marathas be given reservations without disturbing the quota for other castes and communities.

Maratha Quota: SC To Decide On Plea Schedule On February 5

The High Court had accepted the Maharashtra government's argument that the Maratha community was socially and educationally backwards.

MVA Govt Subduing Maratha Quota Protests Similar To Declaring Emergency: Fadnavis

Dec 14, 2020 PTI

Fadnavis’ remark comes a day after Uddhav Thackeray hit out at the BJP for labelling protesting farmers as anti-nationals

Marathas Want Reservation Under SEBC, Not OBC Category: BJP MP Sambhaji Chhatrapati

The Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, 2018 was enacted to grant reservation to people of Maratha community in Maharashtra in jobs and admissions.

27 June, 2019

Bombay High Court Upholds Maratha Quota, But Says Percentage Should Be Reduced

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The Bombay High Court has upheld the Maratha quota, declaring it constitutionally valid. However, the court has also recommended decreasing the quota percentage.

24 January, 2019

Govt Ready To Fight Court For Maratha Quota: Devendra Fadnavis

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The CM said banks should give loans to youths from the community to set up their ventures.

29 November, 2018

Maharashtra Govt Approves 16 Per Cent Reservation For Marathas In Education, Jobs

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The Maratha community, which constitutes over 30 per cent of the state's population, has been demanding reservation in government jobs and education for a long time.

19 November, 2018

Marathas To Get Reservation In Jobs, Educational Institutes, Says Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

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Thousands of protesters had hit the streets of Maharashtra under the aegis of the Maratha Kranti Morcha to seek reservations in jobs and education in August.

15 November, 2018

Devendra Fadnavis Hints At Reservation For Maratha Community, Says Be Ready For Celebration

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In July this year, the government had announced 16 per cent reservation for the Marathas in 72,000 government jobs, which was later stayed following protests.

10 August, 2018

185 People Held In Pune For Vandalism, Violence During Maratha Bandh

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They added that some of the protesters hurled stones at the police personnel in the Chandani Chowk area of the city during the stir on Thursday.


09 August, 2018

Maratha Bandh: Protests Disrupt Traffic, Internet Suspended In Parts Of Pune District

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The Maratha community has been agitating across the state demanding reservation in government jobs and education.

03 August, 2018

Maratha Quota Stir: Aurangabad Youth Kills Self For Not Getting Job, Suicide Toll Rises To 14

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In his suicide note, the man apologised to his parents, stating he did not get a job even after having a BSc degree.

02 August, 2018

Maratha Quota Stir: Devendra Fadnavis Vows To Grant Reservation

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The assurance came when he met 22 prominent personalities from the community to discuss the issue, after which a joint appeal was issued for exercising restraint and maintaining peace.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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