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Sambhajiraje Chhatrapati announces date, place for Maratha quota protest

BJP's Sambhajiraje Chhatrapati, Chhatrapati Shivaji's descendant, criticised the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government as well as his own party for indulging in a "political blame game".
BJP MP Sambhajiraje Bhosale addresses during a press conference regarding Maratha quota in this file photo. (PTI Photo)
BJP MP Sambhajiraje Bhosale addresses during a press conference regarding Maratha quota in this file photo. (PTI Photo)
Published on Jun 06, 2021 05:58 PM IST
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Uddhav-led MVA govt, ex-CM Fadnavis trade words over SC verdict on Maratha quota

  • The apex court on Wednesday quashed the 2018 law which was brought by the Maharashtra government in 2018 to give reservation to the Maratha community citing that the state could not have breached the 50% ceiling on quota.
The MVA ministers and former Maharashtra CM Fadnavis blamed each other after the Supreme Court gave its verdict on the Maratha quota. (Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
The MVA ministers and former Maharashtra CM Fadnavis blamed each other after the Supreme Court gave its verdict on the Maratha quota. (Bachchan Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Published on May 05, 2021 03:42 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

SC strikes down Maharashtra law granting quota to Marathas

SC strikes down Maharashtra law granting quota to Marathas, terms it unconstitutional
The top court also refused to refer the Mandal judgement to a larger bench for reconsideration, saying it has been upheld time and again by its various verdicts.(Representational Image)
The top court also refused to refer the Mandal judgement to a larger bench for reconsideration, saying it has been upheld time and again by its various verdicts.(Representational Image)
Published on May 05, 2021 12:33 PM IST
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Supreme Court strikes down Maratha reservation in jobs, education

The Supreme Court also quashed the Maratha reservation in so far it breaches the 50% ceiling of reservation, and struck down the Maharashtra law that guaranteed the community their quota in public education and employement.
Supreme Court on Wednesday set aside the Bombay high court order upholding the Maratha quota and quashed the community's reservation in public education and employment. (Representational Image)
Supreme Court on Wednesday set aside the Bombay high court order upholding the Maratha quota and quashed the community's reservation in public education and employment. (Representational Image)
Published on May 05, 2021 11:03 AM IST
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Maratha quota law: Supreme Court to hear appeals from March 8

The Constitution Bench examining the 2018 Maharashtra law, which granted quotas to the community, said it was open to hearings either virtually or in person, if physical hearings resume in the top court by then.
The SC asked petitioners challenged the law to open arguments on March 8 and conclude by March 10.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
The SC asked petitioners challenged the law to open arguments on March 8 and conclude by March 10.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 06, 2021 01:02 AM IST
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ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

After Maharashtra cabinet nod, 2nd FYJC merit list sans Maratha quota to be released on December 5

The Maharashtra school education department on Wednesday released a revised admission schedule. According to the updated admission schedule, the second FYJC merit list will be announced on December 5 at 11am.
, the school education department on Wednesday released a revised admission schedule. According to the updated admission schedule, the second FYJC merit list will be announced on December 5 at 11am.(HT file)
, the school education department on Wednesday released a revised admission schedule. According to the updated admission schedule, the second FYJC merit list will be announced on December 5 at 11am.(HT file)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 07:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByShreya Bhandary

State failed in defending Maratha quota in Supreme Court: Fadnavis

Former Maharashtra chief minister says the state government should have focused more on the legal matter and should now take the development as a lesson for future planning
Fadnavis also said that approaching the CJI to vacate the stay was the only option left before the state.(PTI file)
Fadnavis also said that approaching the CJI to vacate the stay was the only option left before the state.(PTI file)
Published on Sep 11, 2020 04:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByFaisal Malik

Supreme Court sends Maratha quota matter to larger bench

The three-judge bench order, which evoked sharp reactions from political leaders in Maharashtra, said admissions under the quota in post-graduate courses will remain unaltered. The matter will now be placed before Chief Justice of India, SA Bobde, for constitution of a larger bench.
Maratha community members at a 2017 protest rally demanding reservation, in Mumbai.(AFP)
Maratha community members at a 2017 protest rally demanding reservation, in Mumbai.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 10, 2020 12:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByMurali Krishnan

Decision on govt jobs to Marathas after SC verdict: Minister

The Maharashtra Legislature on November 29, 2018 passed a bill granting 16 per cent reservation in education and government jobs to the Maratha community under the socially and educationally backward category (SEBC).
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Published on Mar 03, 2020 03:23 PM IST
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Maratha quota can’t get retrospective effect: SC

A bench led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi told counsel for the appellants and the state that the matter required a lengthy hearing.
Medical students from Maratha community protest at Azad Maidan against the non-conformity of reservations rules by the state government in Mumbai on May 6.(Kunal Patil/HT File)
Medical students from Maratha community protest at Azad Maidan against the non-conformity of reservations rules by the state government in Mumbai on May 6.(Kunal Patil/HT File)
Updated on Jul 12, 2019 11:21 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByBhadra Sinha

Bombay high court dismisses MBBS aspirants’ petition against Maratha quota

The judges dismissed the petition filed earlier this week, which argued that the SEBC Act came into force on November 30, 2018, while the admission process for MBBS and dental courses had started before that
The bench said it would pass a reasoned order later.(HT File)
The bench said it would pass a reasoned order later.(HT File)
Updated on Jul 12, 2019 01:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

MBBS aspirants move HC against implementation of Maratha quota

The petitioners argued Wednesday that the Maharashtra State Reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act came into force on November 30, 2018, while the admission process for MBBS and dental courses started prior to that.
(HT File)
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Updated on Jul 11, 2019 08:21 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByPress Trust of India

Maratha quota: Petition filed in SC against high court decision

The petitioner has sought leave to appeal against the June 27 judgment of the Bombay high court (HC), which had upheld the socially and educationally backward classes (SEBC) category enacted by the state in 2018 to give reservations to the Marathas.
A special leave petition (SLP) was filed on Friday in the Supreme Court (SC) by one of the early petitioners who had challenged the quota for the Maratha community in 2014.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A special leave petition (SLP) was filed on Friday in the Supreme Court (SC) by one of the early petitioners who had challenged the quota for the Maratha community in 2014.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 06, 2019 01:13 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByK A Y Dodhiya

Maharashtra’s OBC communities not happy with HC ruling on Maratha quota

A majority of the groups covered under the OBC quota in Maharashtra feel that the HC verdict on Maratha reservation failed to address central questions raised by their community.
File photo of the Dhangar community protest for reservation. The Dhangars come under nomadic tribe category within the larger OBC quota in Maharashtra, but were promised reservation under scheduled tribes in 2014.(HT File Photo)
File photo of the Dhangar community protest for reservation. The Dhangars come under nomadic tribe category within the larger OBC quota in Maharashtra, but were promised reservation under scheduled tribes in 2014.(HT File Photo)
Published on Jun 28, 2019 11:38 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByKetaki Ghoge

Maratha reservation judgment may kindle fresh quota stirs by other communities

Community leaders claimed the Bombay HC order will revive their agitations seeking reservation, and put pressure on their respective state governments to meet their demand.
Maratha community members celebrate after the Bombay HC verdict on reservation for the community, Mumbai, Thursday, June 27, 2019.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Maratha community members celebrate after the Bombay HC verdict on reservation for the community, Mumbai, Thursday, June 27, 2019.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Published on Jun 28, 2019 11:10 AM IST
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Jaipur/Chandigarh/Ahmedabad | ByHT Correspondents

Maratha quota valid but needs to be cut to 12-13%, says Bombay HC

The court said it was aware that granting the Maratha quota breached the 50% limit on caste-based quotas clamped by the Supreme Court in a landmark 1992 judgment.
With this judgment, Maharashtra now has the second-highest quantum of caste-based reservations in the country at 64-65%, after Tamil Nadu, which has 69% reservations.(PRAFUL GANGURDE/ HT PHOTO)
With this judgment, Maharashtra now has the second-highest quantum of caste-based reservations in the country at 64-65%, after Tamil Nadu, which has 69% reservations.(PRAFUL GANGURDE/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 28, 2019 12:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Bombay High Court to pronounce judgment on Maratha Quota on Thursday

A division bench of Justice Ranjit More and Justice Bharti Dangre will pronounce the judgement on all petitions challenging Maratha reservation.
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Updated on Jun 25, 2019 08:26 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByAsian News International

SC asks Maharasthra govt to reply to plea against 16% Maratha quota

The special leave petition (SLP) was filed in the SC by three medical candidates from the state, after the Bombay high court (HC) refused to hear their petition against the ordinance.
New Delhi, India - May 10, 2019: 2019: Journalists seen outside the Supreme Court during the Ayodhya case hearing, at Supreme Court of India, in New Delhi, India, on Friday, May 10, 2019. (Photo by Amal KS / Hindustan Times)(Amal KS/HT PHOTO/Representative Image)
New Delhi, India - May 10, 2019: 2019: Journalists seen outside the Supreme Court during the Ayodhya case hearing, at Supreme Court of India, in New Delhi, India, on Friday, May 10, 2019. (Photo by Amal KS / Hindustan Times)(Amal KS/HT PHOTO/Representative Image)
Updated on Jun 20, 2019 02:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByMusab Qazi

SC refuses to stay ordinance allowing Maratha quota in PG seats this year

The Apex Court, however, allowed the petitioners – three medical aspirants from the open category who had challenged the ordinance – to move the Bombay high court (HC).
The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday refused to stay the Maharashtra government’s ordinance that allows reservation for Marathas in post-graduate (PG) medical and dental courses this academic year.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday refused to stay the Maharashtra government’s ordinance that allows reservation for Marathas in post-graduate (PG) medical and dental courses this academic year.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 25, 2019 05:24 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByMusab Qazi

Maharashtra gives nod for promulgation of ordinance on Maratha quota

Promulgation of ordinance will pave the way for admissions to post-graduate medical courses under the Maratha quota.
Indian members of the Maratha community in the state of Maharashtra take part in a rally in Mumbai on August 9, 2017(File)
Indian members of the Maratha community in the state of Maharashtra take part in a rally in Mumbai on August 9, 2017(File)
Published on May 18, 2019 12:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByPTI

Maratha quota: PG medical admission on hold till Sunday

The government is also seeking to push the deadline for PG medical and dental admissions to June 15, by which time litigations related to the newly-introduced 10% quota for economically weaker sections (EWS) should be resolved.
The Supreme Court on May 9 had rejected the Maharashtra government’s plea and upheld the HC verdict that said reservation for Marathas wouldn’t apply to PG medical and dental courses this year.(HT Photo)
The Supreme Court on May 9 had rejected the Maharashtra government’s plea and upheld the HC verdict that said reservation for Marathas wouldn’t apply to PG medical and dental courses this year.(HT Photo)
Published on May 15, 2019 02:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByMusab Qazi

Maratha quota cut to 8%; seats in general category increase

The state had earlier opined that the number of Maratha quota seats should be calculated by considering all the seats available in medical colleges, including AIQ seats.
Maratha quota cut to 8%; seats in general category increase(AFP)
Maratha quota cut to 8%; seats in general category increase(AFP)
Updated on Mar 31, 2019 09:32 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByMusab Qazi

Arguments on Maratha quota conclude in Bombay HC, judgment soon

Senior advocate Pradip Sancheti for petitioner Sanjeet Shukla, who represented the Youth for Equality, told a bench of justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre that the Gaikwad Commission had erred in its analysis of the data.
Members of Maratha community celebrate after Maharashtra Assembly unanimously passed a bill proposing 16 per cent reservation for Maratha community, Nov 29, 2018.(HT File Photo)
Members of Maratha community celebrate after Maharashtra Assembly unanimously passed a bill proposing 16 per cent reservation for Maratha community, Nov 29, 2018.(HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 27, 2019 04:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByK A Y Dodhiya, Mumbai

Maratha quota: Earlier panels relied on 1931 census, High Court told

Arguing for Akhil Maratha Mahasangh, advocate Vineet Naik told a bench of justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre that the Mandal Commission had erred in terming Marathas a forward class.
Arguing for Akhil Maratha Mahasangh, advocate Vineet Naik told a bench of justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre that the Mandal Commission had erred in terming Marathas a forward class.(Bidesh Manna/HT photo)
Arguing for Akhil Maratha Mahasangh, advocate Vineet Naik told a bench of justices Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre that the Mandal Commission had erred in terming Marathas a forward class.(Bidesh Manna/HT photo)
Updated on Mar 20, 2019 04:33 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByKAY Dodhiya

‘Marathas from Maharashtra backward in education, unemployment’

Senior counsel Prasad Dhakephalkar told the Bombay HC that Marathas in Marathwada are backward in education and employment, which is why the Gaikwad Commission relied on data from the region.
A division bench of Bombay HC is hearing a case related to the Maharashtra governement decision to give 16% quota to Maratha community.(AFP File)
A division bench of Bombay HC is hearing a case related to the Maharashtra governement decision to give 16% quota to Maratha community.(AFP File)
Updated on Mar 19, 2019 10:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByK A Y Dodhiya

PG medical aspirants may approach court against Maratha quota

The PG medical aspirants were upset after they noticed that Maharashtra has included reservations under the SEBC quota in the admissions brochure, despite receiving no clarity yet from the HC on the issue.
The PG medical aspirants in Maharashtra are upset after they noticed that the state has included reservation for Marathas under the SEBC quota in the admissions brochure, despite receiving no clarity yet from the HC on the issue.
The PG medical aspirants in Maharashtra are upset after they noticed that the state has included reservation for Marathas under the SEBC quota in the admissions brochure, despite receiving no clarity yet from the HC on the issue.
Published on Mar 13, 2019 10:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

Arguments on Maratha quota begin, will go on till next week

Reservations have been based on caste, but its application has been selective
A Bombay high court bench is hearing arguments for and against Maratha reservation(HT Photo)
A Bombay high court bench is hearing arguments for and against Maratha reservation(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 07, 2019 09:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

Admissions to PG medical courses in Maharashtra deferred till February 8 till HC’s directions on Maratha quota

Results of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET-PG) are likely to be announced on January 30.
The Bombay high court has deferred the admission process to PG medical courses in Maharashtra that was to begin in the first week of February to February 8.(HT File / Representational photo)
The Bombay high court has deferred the admission process to PG medical courses in Maharashtra that was to begin in the first week of February to February 8.(HT File / Representational photo)
Updated on Jan 29, 2019 04:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

Eye on polls, Maharashtra government offers 736-crore sops to OBCs ‘irked’ by Maratha quota

Among the incentives offered to OBCs, the government will raise the limit of direct loan from 25,000 to 1 lakh for enterprising ventures by community members. The state is expected to incur an additional burden of 36 crore for this over the next three years.
The BJP-led Maharashtra government, in 2018, announced 16% reservation in government jobs and education to the Marathas.(HT File Photo)
The BJP-led Maharashtra government, in 2018, announced 16% reservation in government jobs and education to the Marathas.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 16, 2019 09:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

Question mark on Maharashtra’s Maratha quota after Centre’s decision on 10% reservation for poor among upper castes

Legal experts and government staff are unsure if Marathas will get 16% reservation in the state, with the newly announced 10% Central quota in jobs and education; or whether their quota will be crunched to keep the total reservation within the 60% cap.
File photo of celebrations after the Maharashtra Assembly unanimously passed a bill proposing 16 per cent reservation for Maratha community.(HT Photo)
File photo of celebrations after the Maharashtra Assembly unanimously passed a bill proposing 16 per cent reservation for Maratha community.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 08, 2019 01:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySurendra P Gangan, Mumbai
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