Marathas: News

21 Feb 2024


Jarange-Patil announces statewide agitation on March 3 over 'sage-soyare'

Maratha reservation activist Manoj Jarange-Patil has asked the Maharashtra government to implement the draft notification on "blood relatives" (sage-soyare) of Kunbi Marathas within two days.

20 Feb 2024

Eknath Shinde

Bill on 10% Maratha quota passed in Maharashtra Assembly

A bill that guarantees 10% reservation in jobs and educational institutions to the Maratha community was unanimously passed in the Maharashtra Assembly on Tuesday.

27 Jan 2024

Eknath Shinde

Maratha quota stir: Government accepts demands, Jarange Patil ends protest

Maratha quota activist Manoj Jarange Patil has called off his hunger strike and protest after meeting with Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde.

26 Jan 2024


Maratha quota stir: Jarange Patil issues ultimatum to Maharashtra government 

Activist Manoj Jarange Patil will not enter Mumbai as planned and will stay in Navi Mumbai if the state government issues a GR (government resolution) regarding the Maratha reservation by Friday night.

22 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

Explained: 500-year timeline of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya on Monday, bringing closure to a 500-year-old dispute.

15 Nov 2023

Eknath Shinde

Maharashtra: Activist Manoj Jarange-Patil begins statewide tour for Maratha reservation

Maratha activist Manoj Jarange-Patil launched the second leg of his statewide tour in Maharashtra on Wednesday, demanding reservations for his community members.

02 Nov 2023


Maharashtra: Curfew, internet shutdowns enforced as Maratha quota agitation grows

The government shut down internet services in Maharashtra's Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar district on Thursday as the law and order situation worsened amid the agitation for Maratha reservations.

01 Nov 2023


Maharashtra: Maratha quota protests intensify; two youths climb mobile tower 

Two individuals climbed a 300-foot mobile tower in Dharashiv, Maharashtra, on Wednesday, refusing to descend until their reservation demands are addressed.

31 Oct 2023

Eknath Shinde

Maharashtra: Maratha quota protests intensify; highway blocked, panchayat office torched 

Maratha protestors reportedly blocked the Mumbai-Bengaluru Highway in Maharashtra for two hours on Tuesday afternoon, leading to a significant traffic jam.

31 Oct 2023

Eknath Shinde

Maratha quota row: Maharashtra government to issue 11,500+ Kunbi certificates

The Maharashtra government will likely issue over 11,500 Kunbi caste category certificates to Maratha community members from Tuesday.

30 Oct 2023


Maharashtra: Maratha reservation protesters torch NCP MLA Prakash Solanke's house

Protesters rallying for Maratha reservations reportedly vandalized and torched Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MLA Prakash Solanke's house in Maharashtra's Beed district on Monday.

11 Sep 2023


All about Maratha reservation protests

With the 2024 Lok Sabha elections approaching, the Maratha community's demand for reservation in government jobs and educational institutions has taken center stage in Maharashtra politics again.

02 Sep 2023


Maharashtra: Maratha reservation protest turns violent, over 360 booked

The Maharashtra Police booked more than 360 people on Saturday, a day after protesters demanding reservation for the Maratha community in Maharashtra's Jalna allegedly resorted to violence, PTI reported.

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.

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.

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.