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The court was hearing a petition filed by Activist Vinod Patil that seeks a time-bound programme from the state government on providing reservation for Marathas.
The Backward Classes commission would submit to the government its recommendations on whether the community should be granted reservation in state-aided educational institutions and workplaces.
The agitation was particularly effective in places such as Nagpur, Kolhapur and Aurangabad, where agitators blocked roads for several hours.
The deceased, Keshavrao Chaudhari, was actively participating in 'thiyya' (sit-in) agitation of Maratha Kranti Morcha for reservation.
Whenever the Maratha agitation gains momentum, rumours of the ‘Brahmin’ Chief Minister being replaced with a Maratha start doing the rounds in Maharashtra.
The NCP chief also said that reservation must be granted to the Marathas without reducing the quota granted to other communities under the Constitution.
After all round criticism of the violence, the Maratha Kranti Morcha Organizers made it clear that henceforth there won't be any kind of agitations on the street to press for quota demand.
The observation came when the government told the bench that riots and protests are happening almost every week in one or other part of the country referring to recent violence involving Kawariyas.
Karbhari Shelke was found hanging from the ceiling of a room in his house in the Vijaynagar area of the Garkheda locality, a Pundliknagar police official said.
'While 83 people were arrested in connection with the Chandani Chowk stone-pelting incident, 81 others, including five women, were arrested for the vandalism at the collector's office,' police said.
The apex court was referring to protests on the Maratha reservation, nation-wide violence following the apex court verdict in the SC/ST matter and the incidents of violence involving 'Kanwarias'.
Even after assurance by its leaders that the Maharashtra bandh on Thursday would be peaceful, the Maratha agitation turned violent once again.
The government has deployed six companies of RAF, one company each of CISF and SRPF at sensitive locations, an official said.
Responding to apprehensions of police that violence may take place during the shutdown, the agitators, at a meeting in Aurangabad, decided to exclude Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Beed.
A bench of Justices Ranjit More and Anuja Prabhudessai said the community must remember that the high court has taken note of the situation.