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Commission cites reasons behind the backwardness of Marathas

The Commission said that no income or low income from their holding has led to disturb their normal frame of mind leading to mental agony and frustration to end their lives.
DNA - Published

Marathas and Kunbis not separate castes, says Maharashtra Backward Class panel; demands inclusion of Marathas among OBCs

The Maharashtra State Backward Class Commission in its report has said that Marathas and Kunbis are one and the same community and as the Kunbis are already included in the Other Backward Class (OBC),..
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Maratha Reservation demand takes off the streets by Maratha Kranti Morcha. As per the reports, CM Devendra Fadnavis is trying best to calm them down and to accept all the demands by Marathas. Watch the..

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Mumbai, Aug 02 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday informed that the state government stands in absolute support for giving reservations to Maratha community. He added that..

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DNA EXCLUSIVE: Commission says Marathas, Kunbis are of same caste

The Commission's report was shared on Tuesday following the Bombay High Court's directive in this regard.
DNA - Published

Quota meant to reduce backwardness of Marathas: Maharashtra government to Bombay High Court

In the affidavit, the government also asserted that the ceiling of 50 per cent reservation imposed by the Supreme Court cannot be made applicable to all the states.
Zee News - Published

Amit Shah at party meet says BJP wants Ram temple at earliest, Congress creating hurdles

BJP president Amit Shah on Friday projected the Lok Sabha polls as a clash of ideologies and likened it to the "decisive" third battle of Panipat between Marathas and the Afghan army, saying..
Firstpost - Published

Centre's quota move: Marathas, Patidars see hope

IndiaTimes - Published

Centre's quota move: Jats won’t benefit immediately, but Marathas and Patidars see hope

IndiaTimes - Published

Bill proposing 10% quota for the general category's poor may finally douse anger against Mandal Commission

Unlike the Mandal Commission's report, the 10% quota move is unlikely to see protests as it includes benefits for the general category poor, including Jats, Marathas, Gujjars, Banias, Thakurs and..
Firstpost - Published

Narendra Modi govt banks on 10% reservation with eye on 2019, but does it risk alienating Dalit votebank?

While the BJP has traditionally enjoyed support from upper castes such as Brahmins, Banias, Rajputs, Jats, Patels and Marathas, that was not enough to fend off challenges from the Congress in the three..
Firstpost - Published

Upper caste quota: Will Modi meet same fate as Narasimha Rao's?

Any economically weaker from Brahmins, Rajputs (Thakurs), Jats, Marathas, Bhumihars, several trading castes, Kapus and Kammas among other upper castes with an annual income below Rs 8 lakh and not.. - Published

Maharashtra government's 16 percent Maratha quota challenged in Bombay HC, hearing on December 10

A bill promising 16 percent reservation to Marathas in Maharashtra Assembly was passed by a voice vote on November 29a. 
Zee News - Published

'Can you divide society only on the basis of caste?'

'We were supposed to be a united nation based on unity and diversity.''Now what we are doing is there will be a class called Marathas, Dangars, etc.''The 100 per cent of our nation's population will be.. - Published

The Great Maratha question

In today's times 83% of farmers in India and around 72% in Maharashtra are small land holders even among the Marathas only 20 percent belong to the creamy layer. The rest are really poor.
DNA - Published

Maratha Quota will stand legal test: Panel member

Justifying the commission's recommendations, Nimse said that contrary to popular belief, Marathas do not dominate every field.
DNA - Published

Maharashtra: Backward Marathas need a forward push

Though dominant, the community lags economically, educationally and socially, claims State Backward Class Commission report tabled in legislature
DNA - Published

Maha House okays 16% quotas for Marathas

The bill, which will become law once the governor signs it most likely by next week and the state issues a notification, proposes that 16 per cent of the total appointments in direct recruitment in..
IndiaTimes - Published

Maharashtra govt survey finds 93% of Maratha families' annual income less than Rs 1 lakh, 32.28% people BPL

Nearly 37.28 percent Marathas in Maharashtra are living below poverty line (BPL) and 93 percent families from the community have annual income less than Rs 1 lakh, according to the summary of findings..
Firstpost - Published

Maharashtra passes bill proposing 16 per cent quota for Marathas

Marathas have been declared as socially and educationally backward class of citizens and have inadequate representation in services under the state.They are entitled to reservation benefits and.. - Published

Maharashtra assembly unanimously approves 16% Maratha quota, bill goes to Upper House

Maharashtra Assembly Thursday unanimously passed a bill proposing 16% reservation for Marathas under socially and educationally backward category.
DNA - Published

Maharashtra Assembly passes bill promising 16% reservation to Marathas in jobs and education

Maharashtra has seen widespread protests over the Maratha quota issue in the recent months.   
Zee News - Published

Maratha quota will take reservation tally to 68%

Marathas constitute 33% of the state population
DNA - Published

Maharashtra govt will introduce Maratha quota bill on 29 November, says minister Chandrakant Patil

Maharashtra revenue minister Chandrakant Patil said meetings were being held by a cabinet sub-committee to ensure the law to provide reservations to Marathas is within the legal and constitutional..
Firstpost - Published

Marathas get their quota, but wait gets longer for Dhangars

Community wants ST tag, govt to hold on to TISS findings
DNA - Published

MARATHA STIR: Stalemate likely to end, Maharashtra to introduce Bill

The stalemate over the Maratha reservation issue is likely to get resolved and the assembly is expected to function smoothly on Monday. The winter session of the state assembly began on November 19..
DNA - Published

10 years on, Gurjar quota issue remains unsolved

When seen in totality, Rajasthan is in a queer situation - while Gurjars are the face of reservation struggle, there are several communities who are struggling to get reservation and others who are..
DNA - Published

Patidars want Gujarat to follow Maharashtra

At present, Gujarat has about 48 per cent reservation, which includes 27 per cent for OBCs, 14 per cent for Scheduled Tribes, and 7 per cent for Scheduled Castes. The Maharashtra State Backward..
DNA - Published

Maratha backwardness and the reservation stir

In the run up to the ensuing Lok Sabha elections, the Maharashtra government's decision to provide reservation to the politically influential Maratha community, under the Socially & Educationally..
DNA - Published

Rural Marathas worst hit by agrarian crisis

As per the report, between 2013 to 2018, total 13,365 farmers had committed suicides and out of it, 23% of the farmers belong to the Maratha community
DNA - Published

DNA Exclusive: Report portrays plight of Marathas

On some indicators, the backwardness of the Maratha community was worse than the OBCs in Maharashtra
DNA - Published

Unhappy with EBC category Maratha groups demand white paper on reservation

The body is demanding that the Marathas ought to be included directly in the OBC category.
DNA - Published

Maharashtra Winter session 2018: State to floor bill, action report on Maratha quota

The Maharashtra Legislative Assembly witnessed scenes of pandemonium and several adjournments as the Opposition benches demanded that the government table the Backward Class Commission report on the..
DNA - Published

Maratha reservation: Opposition, OBC organisations raise doubts over creation of SEBC

They demand that Marathas be included within a separate sub-category under OBC
DNA - Published

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