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    Uddhav Thackeray extends support to Marathas, assures case withdrawal

    Mumbai: Members of Maratha Kranti Morcha (MKM) paid a visit to Matoshree, the official residence of Uddhav Thackeray, the Shiv Sena president. While speaking to the members of MKM, Uddhav extended his support. Uddhav also asked the MKM members about the cases slapped on them. “What happened to the assurance given by the chief minister Devendra Fadnavis? He had promised to withdraw the cases filed against you all when is he going

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    Maratha Kranti Morcha to revive protest from Dec 1 if state does not grant reservations

    Mumbai: After a meeting in Mumbai on Tuesday, organisers of the Maratha Kranti Thok Morcha (MKTM) announced their two point agenda — grant reservation to Marathas by November and withdraw cases against agitators of previous morchas. During the meeting, the steering committee members first condemned the jostling of journalists during various morchas and apologised for the same. The organisers have also threatened to lock out the Annasaheb Maha Mandal, if it fails

  • Maratha quota stir: Indefinite protest from today in Pune

    Pune: Two Maratha outfits agitating for reservations in jobs and educational institutions for the community have decided to hold an indefinite protest from August 20 in Pune. In a meeting held on Sunday, the Maratha Kranti Morcha and Sakal Maratha Samaj said that the protest, which would be held at the Pune Divisional Commissioner’s office, was to demand withdrawal of police cases against agitators as well as jobs for the kin of

  • Panel to begin hearing on Maratha quota in Sept

    Mumbai : The State Backward Class Commission (SBCC) will begin hearing more than one lakh memorandums, received from various organisations and individuals across the state on the inclusion of the Maratha community in Other Backward Classes (OBCs), from the first week of September. Five different non-governmental organisations (NGOs) associated with the Bharatiya Janata Party and its parent organisation, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), submitted their reports to the commission last month.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: No agitation on street; will stage hunger strike on August 15, says Morcha leader

    Mumbai: Taken aback by the violent protests sparked in Aurangabad and Pune by the Maratha agitation, the Maratha Kranti Morcha (MKM) conveners announced in the future, there wouldn’t be any agitation on the streets by the community. Only peaceful means of agitation by cadres will be undertaken; supporters will stage relay sit-in hunger strikes at district and taluka government offices on August 15, announced MKM convener Shantaram Kunjil. As penance, no Maratha

  • Maharashtra bandh: Internet services suspended in 7 tehsils of Pune district

    Pune/Mumbai: In the wake of statewide ‘bandh’ called by Maratha Kranti Morcha over the reservation issue on Thursday, internet and state bus services have been suspended in several districts as a precautionary measure. Internet services have been suspended in seven tehsils of Pune district, namely Shirur, Khed, Baramati, Junnar, Maval, Daund and Bhor.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Bandh called in Maharashtra, except Navi Mumbai and Thane; Mumbai to face only sit-in protest in Bandra

    After a day of uncertainty, the organisers of Sakal Maratha Morcha and Maratha Kranti Morcha have announced they will go ahead with a state wide bandh on Thursday. The bandh will however not affect Navi Mumbai and Thane after the incidents of violence which occurred in the last morcha. However, in Mumbai only a sit-in andolan at Kala Nagar, Bandra (east)

  • Maratha Quota Stir: Cabinet divided over strike call by government staffers

    Mumbai: The state cabinet seems to be divided over the strike call given by 17 lakh government employees. While Shiv Sena minister Diwakar Raote demanded strict action against the striking employees, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) minister Vinod Tawde opposed him. He rallied behind the employees and advocated their demands.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Maratha Kranti Morcha to go ahead with tomorrow’s ‘Bandh’, will aim for ‘peaceful’ protest

    Mumbai: The Maratha Kranti Morcha on Tuesday gave hints that it will go ahead with the proposed Maharashtra ‘bandh’ on August 9 even as the Bombay High Court urged restraint upon agitators till the quota issue was resolved. Morcha coordinators from across the state are to meet in Aurangabad on Wednesday to decide on the nature of the shutdown, said sources.

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    Don’t commit suicide over quota: Bombay HC appeals to agitating Marathas

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court appealed to members of the Maratha community today to refrain from resorting to violence or committing suicide over their demand for reservation in government jobs and education. The community must remember that the high court has taken note of the situation, a bench of Justices Ranjit More and Anuja Prabhudessai said.

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    Maratha quota stir: Amid state wide violence, Bombay High Court grants ‘urgent hearing’ on Maratha reservation

    Mumbai: Taking into consideration the state-wide violence and seven suicides over the Maratha reservation cause, the Bombay High Court on Friday preponed the hearing on the issue by a week. The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Aurangabad-based Maratha Kranti Morcha leader Vinod Patil was earlier slated for hearing on August 14. However, a division bench of Justices Ranjit More and Anuja Prabhudesai has now posted the matter for hearing on August 7.

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    Maratha Quota Stir: Future demonstrations would not be staged on roads, says Maratha Kranti Morcha

    Mumbai: In the wake of violence and vandalism across Maharashtra during the Maratha quota agitation, coordinators of the Maratha Kranti Morcha on Thursday said that future demonstrations would not be staged on roads but would assume the form of peaceful ‘sit-in’ protests. Meanwhile, sources from Home Department claimed involvement of outside forces in instigating violent clashes using pretext of Maratha agitation

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    Maratha Quota Stir: ‘Jail Bharo Andolan’ in Maharashtra turns out to be a flop show

    Mumbai: After nearly a week, Maharashtra breathed fresh air without any incident of reported violence by the Maratha Kranti Morcha and Sakal Maratha Samaj. The ‘Jail Bharo’ andolan called by the agitators on Wednesday was a flop show. Only 22 to 26 agitators were seen at Azad maidan whereas the Aurangabad, Latur, Solapur and Pune which were epicentre of previous Maratha violence were calm and received poor response to the call for