Articles about Maratha Protests

#MarathaReservations: Empirical evidence on the status of the Marathas

19 Nov 2018

#MarathaReservations: Empirical evidence on the status of the Marathas

The Devendra Fadnavis government's announcement that the Maratha community would soon get reservations in educational institutes and government jobs in Maharashtra is a contentious one, but also one that requires a nuanced understanding.

After a year of agitation, Marathas to get reservations

18 Nov 2018

After a year of agitation, Marathas to get reservations

After over a year of agitations, the Maratha community is set to get reservations in jobs and education, confirmed Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday.

Maharashtra winter session from Monday: Maratha-quota reservation, drought to dominate

16 Nov 2018

Maharashtra winter session from Monday: Maratha-quota reservation, drought to dominate

The State Backward Class Commission report on Maratha reservations and the drought in 151 talukas are expected to dominate the two-week-long winter session of the Maharashtra Legislature, set to begin on November 19 (upcoming Monday).

Maharashtra: Class 11 girl commits suicide demanding Maratha caste reservation

11 Sep 2018

Maharashtra: Class 11 girl commits suicide demanding Maratha caste reservation

A 17-year-old student allegedly committed suicide in Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district yesterday, demanding reservation to the Maratha community.

Maratha groups declare Maharashtra bandh, but protests lose steam

09 Aug 2018

Maratha groups declare Maharashtra bandh, but protests lose steam

Various Maratha outfits have called a day-long shutdown in Maharashtra today, continuing their agitation for 16% reservation in education and jobs.

#WhereAreTheJobs: To Gadkari's question, RaGa says we're wondering same

06 Aug 2018

#WhereAreTheJobs: To Gadkari's question, RaGa says we're wondering same

On Monday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi took a swipe at Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari over his 'where are the jobs comment' and wrote on Twitter that everyone in India was asking the same question.

Reservation won't guarantee employment; there are no jobs: Nitin Gadkari

05 Aug 2018

Reservation won't guarantee employment; there are no jobs: Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari today said reservation will not guarantee employment as jobs are shrinking, responding to the ongoing Maratha agitation for quota in jobs and education in Maharashtra.

Maratha protests: Agitators launch 'jail bharo' agitation in Mumbai

01 Aug 2018

Maratha protests: Agitators launch 'jail bharo' agitation in Mumbai

Maratha outfits launched a 'jail bharo andolan' today demanding reservation in jobs and education.

Maratha quota stir: Man ends life in Maharashtra's Nanded district

31 Jul 2018

Maratha quota stir: Man ends life in Maharashtra's Nanded district

A 38-year-old man allegedly committed suicide in Maharashtra's Nanded district over the Maratha quota demand, police said today.

Maharashtra: Another man ends life over Maratha quota in Aurangabad

30 Jul 2018

Maharashtra: Another man ends life over Maratha quota in Aurangabad

A 35-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving train in Aurangabad in Maharashtra over the Maratha quota demand.

Mumbai: Amit Shah, Mohan Bhagwat meet amid Maratha quota stir

29 Jul 2018

Mumbai: Amit Shah, Mohan Bhagwat meet amid Maratha quota stir

BJP President Amit Shah held a meeting with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in Mumbai in the backdrop of the ongoing agitation by the Maratha community seeking job reservation in Maharashtra.

Amit Shah arrives in Mumbai for movie screening, party meetings

28 Jul 2018

Amit Shah arrives in Mumbai for movie screening, party meetings

BJP President Amit Shah arrived in Mumbai today on a day-long visit, during which he will interact with party workers and also attend a special screening of a film based on PM Narendra Modi's early life.

Maratha protests: Protester succumbs to injuries in Mumbai hospital

27 Jul 2018

Maratha protests: Protester succumbs to injuries in Mumbai hospital

A protester, who was injured in the violence during the Maratha quota stir in Mumbai's adjoining Navi Mumbai, has succumbed to his injuries at the government-run JJ Hospital in Mumbai.

Internet services suspended in Navi Mumbai amid Maratha protests

26 Jul 2018

Internet services suspended in Navi Mumbai amid Maratha protests

Internet services in Mumbai's neighboring Navi Mumbai township have been suspended since early morning today, a police official said.

Maratha protests in Mumbai called off after violence

25 Jul 2018

Maratha protests in Mumbai called off after violence

Activists leading the Maratha reservation protests in Mumbai have called off their daylong shutdown midway.

Maratha protests: Roads blocked, trains stopped, buses vandalized in Mumbai

25 Jul 2018

Maratha protests: Roads blocked, trains stopped, buses vandalized in Mumbai

Hundreds of Maratha protesters took to the streets in Mumbai today, blocking roads and stopping trains.

Buses attacked, roads blocked, Maratha outfits begin Mumbai bandh

25 Jul 2018

Buses attacked, roads blocked, Maratha outfits begin Mumbai bandh

Protesters attacked public buses in Maharashtra's capital Mumbai, and the neighboring Thane and Navi Mumbai as the bandh called by Maratha outfits over their demand for reservation began this morning.

Maratha protests turn violent, one cop killed, vehicles set ablaze

24 Jul 2018

Maratha protests turn violent, one cop killed, vehicles set ablaze

A statewide bandh in Maharashtra today turned violent as protesters demanding reservation for Marathas attacked police, set fire to vehicles and blocked roads.

Maharashtra: CM Fadnavis skips Pandharpur puja; performs ritual at home

23 Jul 2018

Maharashtra: CM Fadnavis skips Pandharpur puja; performs ritual at home

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis today skipped the annual puja at the Lord Vitthal Temple in the state's Pandharpur town due to protest threats by Marathas.

Kopardi rape: Death sentence for crime that triggered Maratha protests

29 Nov 2017

Kopardi rape: Death sentence for crime that triggered Maratha protests

Three men accused of raping and murdering a teenager in Maharashtra's Kopardi last July have been awarded the death sentence by an Ahmednagar court.

Maratha protests reignite today, lakhs expected at Mumbai silent march

09 Aug 2017

Maratha protests reignite today, lakhs expected at Mumbai silent march

On the first anniversary of last year's silent Maratha Kranti Morcha in Aurangabad which triggered a series of protests across Maharashtra, the community is holding its "biggest" rally in Mumbai today.

Maratha protests to resume from August

26 May 2017

Maratha protests to resume from August

The Maratha community is planning to relaunch its protests for reservation in jobs and education. A morcha has been planned on August 9.