[

marathas

]
PAGE 3

Marathas won’t be included in OBC quota, says Devendra Fadnavis

The Marathas will not be included in the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) category for reservations, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis said in the state assembly on Thursday, adding, doing so would have a “catastrophic effect”.
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis’ statement on how the quota will be implemented comes just days after OBC leaders said they feared the quota their community is entitled to will be diluted.(PTI/File Photo)
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis’ statement on how the quota will be implemented comes just days after OBC leaders said they feared the quota their community is entitled to will be diluted.(PTI/File Photo)
Updated on Nov 22, 2018 11:44 PM IST
Copy Link
Mumbai | By HT Correspondent

Maratha reservation: The issue is far from over

The Devendra Fadnavis government is now planning to give quota to the Maratha community in government jobs and education
Traditionally, the community depended on agriculture for livelihood.(HT File)
Traditionally, the community depended on agriculture for livelihood.(HT File)
Updated on Nov 20, 2018 01:13 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | By Shailesh Gaikwad

OBCs write to Maharashtra CM Fadnavis, fear their quota may be cut

Reservations in Maharashtra already add up to 52%, which is more than the Supreme Court-mandated cap of 50%.
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis speaks during an administrative review meeting, in Akola on November 14.(PTI Photo)
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis speaks during an administrative review meeting, in Akola on November 14.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 20, 2018 08:58 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, | By Ketaki Ghoge

Quotas in Maharashtra can lead to more unrest

Granting reservations to the Marathas in Maharashtra might also catalyse similar agitations by the Jats and Patidars in BJP ruled states, such as Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat. How other communities react to the policy within Maharashtra is another potential fault line.
NCP Leader Ajit Pawar and Maharashtra Assembly house Leader Dhananjay Munde during a strike to demand reservation for Marathas, Mumbai, November 13(Bhushan Koyande/HT)
NCP Leader Ajit Pawar and Maharashtra Assembly house Leader Dhananjay Munde during a strike to demand reservation for Marathas, Mumbai, November 13(Bhushan Koyande/HT)
Updated on Nov 19, 2018 12:27 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

‘Prepare for celebrations on December 1’: Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis hints at Maratha quota

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis’ statement came hours after the state’s commission for backward classes submitted its report.
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday signalled that the government would deliver on its promise on extending quota benefits for Maratha community in education and jobs.(HT Photo)
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday signalled that the government would deliver on its promise on extending quota benefits for Maratha community in education and jobs.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 15, 2018 11:01 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | By Ketaki Ghoge

Maratha quota protesters launch political party; to contest 5 seats in LS polls

The new party, Maharashtra Kranti Sena, headed by Suresh Patil, convenor of Sakal Maratha Samaj and president, Maratha Kranti Sanghatana, was launched from Rayreshwar temple in Kolhapur to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in Maharashtra.
Convenors of Maharashtra Kranti Sena taking pledge in the city on Thursday(HT/PHOTO)
Convenors of Maharashtra Kranti Sena taking pledge in the city on Thursday(HT/PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 10, 2018 03:29 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, Pune | By Yogesh Joshi

Sena MLA Harshvardhan Jadhav announces new party, to fight for Maratha quota

The party would be launched formally in November this year and it may contest the Lok Sabha elections.
File photo of Shiv Sena MLA Harshvardhan Jadhav in Nagpur.(HT Photo)
File photo of Shiv Sena MLA Harshvardhan Jadhav in Nagpur.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 19, 2018 07:26 PM IST
Copy Link
Mumbai | By Press Trust of India

Marathas to begin relay hunger strike in Pune from Monday

In a relay hunger strike, a section of protesters sit on strike for a specific time (in this case for eight hours) and are replaced by another section to carry it forward.
The Maratha community has issued a code of conduct to prevent violence during protests.(HT File)
The Maratha community has issued a code of conduct to prevent violence during protests.(HT File)
Updated on Aug 20, 2018 09:53 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | By Surendra Gangan, Mumbai

NCP chief Sharad Pawar asks Marathas to shun violence, says it may cause more unemployment

Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar at the NFAI Arun Sadhu event in Pune recently.(Rahul Raut/HT Photo)
Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar at the NFAI Arun Sadhu event in Pune recently.(Rahul Raut/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 12, 2018 04:09 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent

As BJP tries to tackle Maratha protests, Congress weighs impact on its fortunes

The opposition party plans to appoint two more secretaries in the state, taking the total count to five.
Under the directions of AICC general secretary Mallikarjun Kharge, three secretaries of the state Congress unit had already visited Marathwada and Western Maharashtra while the Maratha protests were at their peak.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)
Under the directions of AICC general secretary Mallikarjun Kharge, three secretaries of the state Congress unit had already visited Marathwada and Western Maharashtra while the Maratha protests were at their peak.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 11, 2018 06:37 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Surendra P Gangan

Maratha vs OBC: Maharashtra walks the caste tightrope to 2019 polls

Ever since the Maratha protests turned violent last month, concerted efforts of all political parties to keep the protesting Maratha groups happy without upsetting other backward castes have come into sharp focus.
The Maratha agitation has put the government on tenterhooks.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
The Maratha agitation has put the government on tenterhooks.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 11, 2018 06:18 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ketaki Ghoge, Mumbai

Maratha stir turns violent in parts of Maharashtra; Mumbai peaceful

The protests were called, after Maratha outfits insisted on the government giving them a written assurance.
In Mumbai, the bandh called by one faction had little impact.(PTI Photo)
In Mumbai, the bandh called by one faction had little impact.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Aug 10, 2018 12:38 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondents, Mumbai

Maratha protests linked to agrarian distress, frustration among youth: Sharad Pawar

NCP president Sharad Pawar said that according to a study, 42% of the total farmers who committed suicides in Maharashtra were Marathas.
NCP leader Sharad Pawar claimed that Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had announced he would give reservation to Marathas but this commitment had not been implemented.(HT File Photo)
NCP leader Sharad Pawar claimed that Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had announced he would give reservation to Marathas but this commitment had not been implemented.(HT File Photo)
Published on Aug 10, 2018 12:01 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vinod Sharma and Prashant Jha

Maratha stir: Fadnavis has very little time, and very little space to manoeuvre

Since July 2016, the community has organised more than 50 silent marches across the state, and each of these was attended by hundreds of thousands of people. Though there was no violence in any of those marches, the agitation in July this year took a violent turn, and since then, seven persons have committed suicide, angering the community further.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis along with party leaders interact with the media after an all-party meeting to discuss the Maratha reservation issue, in Mumbai(Shashank Parade/PTI)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis along with party leaders interact with the media after an all-party meeting to discuss the Maratha reservation issue, in Mumbai(Shashank Parade/PTI)
Updated on Aug 08, 2018 12:03 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Maratha quota stir: Outfits divided over August 9 state-wide protests, Beed group to stay away

Organisers from Beed said they will not participate in the statewide protest called by Sakal Maratha Samaj, umbrella body of all the Maratha outfits, on August 9; others will meet on Wednesday.
Maratha community members rode bicycles, as part of Sadbhavna Rally, from Malegaon to Mumbai, to pay tribute to those who died during the protests.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Maratha community members rode bicycles, as part of Sadbhavna Rally, from Malegaon to Mumbai, to pay tribute to those who died during the protests.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2018 11:04 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | By Faisal Malik, Mumbai

We need a better understanding of intra-caste inequalities

While average figures for the broad caste groups confirm to the received wisdom, with upper castes being most well off and STs being the worst off, intra-caste or jati based trends do not always conform to this broad hierarchy.
Solapur: Police personnel clash with the Maratha Kranti Morcha protesters during their district bandh called for reservations in jobs and education. While surveys from sources such as National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) give statistics on consumption, employment and asset levels of broad caste groups – Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC) and others – there is no information at the intra-caste or jati level about these things.(PTI)
Solapur: Police personnel clash with the Maratha Kranti Morcha protesters during their district bandh called for reservations in jobs and education. While surveys from sources such as National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) give statistics on consumption, employment and asset levels of broad caste groups – Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC) and others – there is no information at the intra-caste or jati level about these things.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 06, 2018 12:50 PM IST
Copy Link

Maharashtra CM holds talks with eminent personalities from Maratha community, tries to foster peace

The government discussed short- and long-term steps to be taken for the welfare of the community, and reiterated their resolve to give reservation to Marathas
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and BJP leaders arrive for the meeting at the BJP office in Mumbai on Thursday.(KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and BJP leaders arrive for the meeting at the BJP office in Mumbai on Thursday.(KUNAL PATIL/HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 03, 2018 12:33 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | By Surendra P Gangan, Mumbai

Maratha demands just and valid, says CM Devendra Fadnavis after meeting with community

Fadnavis met scholar AH Salunkkhe, actors Sayaji Shinde and Amol Kolhe, art director Nitin Desai, industrialist Bhairavnath Thombare, Satish Parab, historian Pandurang Balakawade at the Sahyadri guest house.
BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar, CM Devendra Fadnavis,Chandrakant Patil, Shiv Sena leader Eknath shinde,Ramdas Kadam brief media after all party leaders meeting regarding Maratha reservation outside Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai, India.(HT File Photo)
BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar, CM Devendra Fadnavis,Chandrakant Patil, Shiv Sena leader Eknath shinde,Ramdas Kadam brief media after all party leaders meeting regarding Maratha reservation outside Vidhan Bhavan in Mumbai, India.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 03, 2018 09:20 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent

Devendra Fadnavis is hemmed in on reservation issue

The ruling dispensation is caught in a cleft stick because it foolishly promised reservations not just to Marathas but also to Dhangars (shepherds) in its manifesto in 2014
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis addresses the media after the meeting leaders of the Maratha Andolan and Narayan Rane at Sahyadri Guest House in Mumbai.(HT Photo)
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis addresses the media after the meeting leaders of the Maratha Andolan and Narayan Rane at Sahyadri Guest House in Mumbai.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 01, 2018 10:21 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | By Sujata Anandan

Maratha protests: Devendra Fadnavis promises quota; sit-ins today

The CM was speaking at the Mumbai launch of a book on Chhatrapati Rajaram Maharaj, published by the state’s directorate of archives.
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis(HT Photo)
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 01, 2018 07:58 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondents, Mumbai

Maratha reservation is back at the centre of politics in Maharashtra

Over a year ago, the community outfits took out 58 silent marches that were applauded for the disciplined manner in which they were organised. However, this round is violent.
The Maratha community, which is roughly one-third of the state’s population (32%) is out on streets demanding immediate solution as the 16% reservation granted to it by the government in 2014 is stuck in the court.(HT File)
The Maratha community, which is roughly one-third of the state’s population (32%) is out on streets demanding immediate solution as the 16% reservation granted to it by the government in 2014 is stuck in the court.(HT File)
Published on Jul 31, 2018 12:12 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | By Shailesh Gaikwad

After violence, Marathas turn to non-cooperation

Groups tell citizens not to pay utility bills, taxes from Wednesday onwards until their demands are met, also plan road blockades, sit-ins outside lawmakers’ houses.
Protesters blocked trains at Thane station during the bandh last week, on July 25.(HT Photo)
Protesters blocked trains at Thane station during the bandh last week, on July 25.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 30, 2018 10:53 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai

Maratha stir: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis calls special session to resolve issue

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis said all cases against Maratha activists, who took part in the state-wide agitation earlier this week, will be withdrawn, barring those concerning attacks on police personnel, arson and violence.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis along with party leaders interact with the media after an all-party meeting to discuss the Maratha reservation issue, in Mumbai on Saturday, July 28, 2018.(PTI Photo)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis along with party leaders interact with the media after an all-party meeting to discuss the Maratha reservation issue, in Mumbai on Saturday, July 28, 2018.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2018 11:28 PM IST
Copy Link
Mumbai | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai

CM Fadnavis decides to call all-party meeting to discuss Maratha agitation

The BJP-led government decided to discuss the issue with all parties on Thursday.
The Maratha protests in the state turned violent on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
The Maratha protests in the state turned violent on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 27, 2018 07:54 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai

Will Maratha agitation prove costly for Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis?

The protests has given rise to speculation of a possible change of guard in the state’s top leadership; BJP refutes it.
CM Devendra Fadnavis.(HT File Photo)
CM Devendra Fadnavis.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 27, 2018 11:26 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | By Ketaki Ghoge, Mumbai

Maratha agitation: BJP wary, Opposition rejoices

The community’s demand for chief minister’s resignation may be cause for concern for the party ahead of the 2019 elections, say experts.
Protesters block the busy Sion-Panvel highway at Vashi on Wednesday.(Bachchan Kumar)
Protesters block the busy Sion-Panvel highway at Vashi on Wednesday.(Bachchan Kumar)
Updated on Jul 26, 2018 12:13 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | By Ketaki Ghoge, Mumbai

Here’s why Marathas protest for reservation time and again

Marathas, who have historically dominated politics, are feeling threatened in the new economic order, where education and jobs matter more than farm incomes.
Maratha community members take part in a bike protest rally against the government demanding reservation in Kolhapur on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Maratha community members take part in a bike protest rally against the government demanding reservation in Kolhapur on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 25, 2018 07:18 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore

Why are Marathas across Maharashtra angry, restless?

State plans to fill 72,000 vacant posts ahead of polls, youths feel they will lose out on opportunity
Members of Maratha community protest at Bajirao road in Pune on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)
Members of Maratha community protest at Bajirao road in Pune on Tuesday.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 25, 2018 01:17 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | By Surendra Gangan, Mumbai

Shops shut as bandh called by Maratha outfits begins in Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai

Essential services have been exempted from the bandh, Maratha Kranti Morcha has said.
A board outside a union office in Navi Mumbai, July 25, 2018.(Bachchan Kumar/ HT Photo)
A board outside a union office in Navi Mumbai, July 25, 2018.(Bachchan Kumar/ HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 25, 2018 07:57 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | By Surendra Gangan, Mumbai

Politics, culture and social reality: The era of Shivaji Maharaj

Did the Maratha king Shivaji want to build a ‘nationalist Hindu state’ as his Hindavi kingdom is sometimes defined today? Or was his world a melting pot of different cultural influences?
A nineteenth century engraving. Shivaji founded the Maratha empire in the seventeenth century, based on the philosophy of a ‘Hindavi’ kingdom. He had nothing against Muslims as a people, but he jettisoned older systems built on Islamic ideals.(Getty Images)
A nineteenth century engraving. Shivaji founded the Maratha empire in the seventeenth century, based on the philosophy of a ‘Hindavi’ kingdom. He had nothing against Muslims as a people, but he jettisoned older systems built on Islamic ideals.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 11, 2018 06:49 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | By Manu S Pillai
SHARE
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • ...
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Friday, October 22, 2021