Marathas: News

14 Aug 2022


Maharashtra: Shiv Sangram chief Vinayak Mete dies in car crash

Maharashtra's Shiv Sangram chief Vinayak Mete was reportedly killed in a car accident on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway near Khopoli on Sunday.

SC annuls Maratha quota; no review of 50% reservation cap

The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a Maharashtra law granting reservations to the Maratha community in admissions and government jobs in the state.

02 Apr 2021


Goa Tourism Department calls Marathas 'invaders,' apologizes soon after

The Goa Tourism Department on Friday referred to the Maratha warriors led by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj as invaders but deleted the tweet containing that reference soon after and also issued an apology.

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena says no discussion on reservation for Muslims

Days after a minister of the Maharashtra Maha Vikas Aghadi government said that Muslims will be given a 5% reservation in educational institutes, Shiv Sena, one of the constituents of the coalition, said this topic wasn't being discussed.

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.

25 Sep 2018


PMO holds meeting to discuss affirmative action in private sector

In the wake of nationwide caste protests by Dalits, Marathas, Jats, and upper-caste groups, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), for the first time, has held a meeting to discuss affirmative action in the private sector.

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.

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.

22 Jul 2018


Fadnavis cancels Pandharpur temple-visit due to proposed protest by Marathas

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has canceled his tomorrow's visit to a temple in Pandharpur town in view of the proposed protest by the Maratha community seeking reservation in government jobs.

02 Jan 2018


Mumbai tense after Bhima Koregaon clashes, Section 144 imposed

Mumbai remained tense a day after clashes between Dalits and Marathas at Bhima Koregaon caused at least one death.

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.

23 Dec 2016


BJP's plans to woo the Maratha community

In efforts to pacify the Maratha community, the BJP has grand plans for the bhoomipujan ceremony of the Rs.3,600 crore Chhatrapati Shivaji memorial which is going to be built in the Arabian Sea.

03 Nov 2016


Marathas rise against threat to social order

Analysts say a majority of the Marathas have come to believe that the changing social order in Maharashtra could affect their social standing.

17 Oct 2016


Ongoing Maratha protests draw support from other communities

In continuation of their ongoing-protests, the Marathas led another massive rally in Thane, Maharashtra. The women-led rally was attended by roughly ten lakh people.

03 Oct 2016


Marches led by Marathas draw Raj Thackeray's support

Raj Thackeray, chief of Maharasthra Navnirman Sena, has praised the protest marches being taken out by the Marathas across the state of Maharashtra.