- Tag results for Maratha quota
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 NCP chief also said that reservation must be granted to the Marathas without reducing the quota granted to other communities under the Constitution.
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.
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.
The tribal community appeared to be up against the Maratha community even as Gavit, in the parliament, demanded action against the protestors under the atrocities act.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday appealed to the Maratha pro-quota protesters to stop violence and suicides in Maharashtra.
Several petitions were filed in 2014 and 2015 after te then Congress-NCP government granted 16 per cent reservation in government jobs and education to the Maratha community.
Pro-quota groups led by Maratha Kranti Morcha organised Jail Bharo at Azad Maidan in south Mumbai, where police detained 34 persons.
Pro-quota groups led by the Maratha Kranti Morcha organised the 'jail bharo' agitation at Azad Maidan in south Mumbai while local groups in some parts of the state also held similar protests.
Coordinator of Maratha Kranti Morcha Vinod Pokharkar said that the 'Jail Bharo' agitation would continue till August 9.
Only we can give lasting quota, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis reiterates even as eight Maratha workers attempt self-immolation
Fadnavis said that the government is trying to complete all the statutory measures necessary for lasting quota for Maratha community.