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Another Maratha Reservation Bill: Is history being repeated?

The agitators are at a crucial juncture. Their demands must go beyond reservation – for a caste census, a scientific study, and against caste and patriarchy

The Maratha community has been protesting against the state government for several years regarding the issue of Maratha reservation. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 28, 2024 04:25 PM IST

The Maratha agitation may rewrite the rules on certifying caste

The Marathas seeking OBC reservation under the Kunbi caste are appeased for now. But the draft notification introduces a new way of establishing caste identity

Maratha activist Manoj Jarange Patil and his supporters during their march for reservation, in Navi Mumbai (PTI)
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 06:06 PM IST

Does the OBC-isation of Marathas challenge the deepening of political democracy?

Marathas held political power from village to the state right up to the late ’80s. But, extension of political quotas to OBCs led to a shift in power dynamics

The recent violent turn of the Maratha agitation has severely strained the social dynamics between Maratha and non-Maratha backward groups in the state. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 09, 2023 02:35 PM IST
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