Articles about Maratha Protests
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.