‘Jail Bharo’ Maratha Protesters plan over Quota Demands

‘Jail Bharo’ Maratha Protesters plan over Quota Demands

Mumbai: Again massive agitation called off by Maratha Kranti Morcha over Quota demands. This time the community is organizing a “Jail Bharo Andolan” or “fill the prisons protest” for their major demands. The protest will take place at Azad Maidan in Mumbai. The Protesters have some major demands include a decision on the Maratha quota at the earliest, all cases against Maratha Protesters be taken back, action against the officers responsible for firing and Lathi-charge, resignation or sacking of ministers and MLAs who gave irresponsible statements against the Maratha community during the agitation on July 25.

The community earlier protest for the reservation in government jobs and educations on July 25, 2018. Apart from Maratha reservation, the community has also been demanding for a complete loan waiver, “justice” in the Kopardi rape case, and a solution to unemployment for their community. On the other end, Maratha Kranti Morcha leader Amol Jadhavarao claimed that the government has shown no interest about their demands and has announced the acceptance of some of their demands after an all-party meeting with chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. But there is still no official written order issued in this regard, he said.

Over this agitation, the Mumbai Police claimed to have enough security arrangements to tackle the “ Jail Bharo Andolan” (fill the prisons protest) in the city to maintain proper law and order. The officer has also been asked to provide tight security in other parts of Maharashtra for any sudden protest and violence in this regard.

by Priti on August 1, 2018

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