Maratha community is granted 16% resevations


16% quotas in education and jobs


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The Maharashtra state which spans the west -central India, is best known for its fast -passed capital, Mumbai.

 

The Maharashtra state have announced legislation on Thursday which unanimously passed a bill granting 16% reservations to the politically influential Maratha community.

 

Maratha communities constitute over 30% of the state population.  After 30 years of protests, some violent, the Maratha have been  demanding quotas in education and jobs amidst slogans of

” Ehhatrapati shivaji maharaj ki jai.”

 

Diversity quoters have received mixed reception in countries such as the USA, Turkey and South Africa.

 


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