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Maharashtra to rename colonies with caste-based names

Dec 03, 2020 14:38 IST

Colonies names such as Mahar-wada, Brahman-wada and Mali-galli will now be history. The Maharashtra government has cleared a proposal to rename residential areas in the state that have caste-based names. Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray's office said in a statement that the government chose to "rename the localities to maintain social harmony and national unity". State minister Aslam Sheikh said that it has been decided to rename colonies after people who did social service for the country.

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