Maratha outfit ‘Maratha Kranti Morcha‘ has called for “Jail Bharo Andolan” which is organized at Azad Maidan in Mumbai by the organization. The main demand of the Maratha community is to get reservations in educational institutions and government jobs.
The protest will take place today, where the protestors demands are– earliest decision on Maratha reservations, action against the police officers responsible for lathi charge and firing during the 25 July protest, cases against the Maratha agitators to be taken back, sacking of ministers and MLAs who made offensive remarks against the Maratha community, reported NDTV.
The community also demands complete loan waiver, “justice” in the Kopardi rape case and so on. After the protests took a violent turn, the Maratha outfit demanded compensation for those injured and to the families of those who died.
The government, after an-all party meet headed by Chief Minister of Maharastra Devendra Fadnavis, has orally acquiesced to some of the demands made by the Maratha outfits, but no written document has been presented yet, claimed Maratha Kranti Morcha leader Amol Jadhavarao.
The police have made security arrangements so that the ‘Jail Bharo Andolan’ remains peaceful and does not disrupt the law and order in the city. The police have been alerted in other parts of the state as well.
According to India Today, the protest organised today is mainly against the Maharashtra CM for not withdrawing complaints against the Maratha protestors.
On Tuesday, the number of suicide cases by the Maratha protestors rose to six as two more agitators took their lives, reported FirstPost.
On Saturday, Fadnavis assured that a special session of the legislative assembly will soon be summoned to appease the demands of the Maratha protestors.
On July 31, CM tweeted, “We are working for #Maratha reservation very honestly and seriously. We want this reservation to sustain and so completing all the legal formalities. Simultaneously, we took decisions for educational fees, hostels. We are giving loans to make our youth job givers.”