Maratha quota movement in Maharashtra explained

By Editorji News Desk
Published on | Jan 25, 2024

Demand for reservation

Marathas account for 33% of Maharashtra's population, want reservation in education and government jobs.

2018 law

Maharashtra introduced 16% reservation for Marathas under Socially and Educationally Backward Class Act.

2019 Bombay HC verdict

Reservation for Marathas reduced to 12% in education and 13% in government jobs.

2021 SC verdict

Maharashtra's Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Act struck down.

Cap on reservations

Supreme Court: all caste or community-based reservations can add up to a maximum of 50%.

Caste certificate

Marathas, now, want Kunbi caste certificates that would include them in the OBC category for reservation.

October 2023 flare-up

Activist Manoj Jarange Patil's hunger strike triggered protests. Violence, vandalism and arson in Beed.

Justice Shinde Panel report

Standard Operating Procedure set up for issuing Kunbi certificates to Maratha community members.

Massive Maratha survey

Survey from Jan 23-31 to establish Marathas are socially and educationally backward, and to support curative plea for quota in SC.

Republic Day protest

Manoj Jarange and thousands of his supporters march towards Mumbai to launch a protest on January 26.