India | Frustrated Marathas demand special status as incomes shrink

Frustrated Marathas demand special status as incomes shrink

The dominant community in Maharashtra has called off a state-wide blockade, but says a strike will continue until the caste is granted concessions under India’s reservation system

July 27, 2018 7:56 PM (UTC+8)
Indian members of the Maratha community in the state of Maharashtra take part in a rally in Mumbai on August 9, 2017.
The Maratha Kranti Morcha silent protest is being held to demand emplyoment quotas for the Maratha in state-run education institutions and government jobs, a minimum support price for farm produce, and amendments to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE
Indian members of the Maratha community in the state of Maharashtra take part in a rally in Mumbai on August 9, 2017. The Maratha Kranti Morcha silent protest is being held to demand emplyoment quotas for the Maratha in state-run education institutions and government jobs, a minimum support price for farm produce, and amendments to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. / AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPE
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