Beed. Maratha reservation has turned violent in Maharashtra. After Beed and Majalgaon, arson also took place in Turori village near Umarga town on Tuesday morning. Here the protesters set fire to a bus of Karnataka depot.
On the other hand, after Beed city which was most affected by this movement, the administration has also imposed curfew in Osmanabad. Internet has been shut down in Beed. At the same time, in Jalna city also, three people tried to commit suicide in the last 12 hours. Here too, protests have been going on for the last 13 days.
According to Divya Marathi sources, the Shinde government is considering calling a special session of the Assembly. For this, a cabinet meeting can be held till afternoon. In this, an ordinance can be brought to give reservation to Marathas.
Maratha reservation movement leader Manoj Jarange is on hunger strike for 6 days in Antrauli, Jalna. CM Eknath Shinde spoke to him on Tuesday morning. After this he agreed to drink only water. Maratha reservation movement has been going on since August this year. 13 people have committed suicide in the last 11 days demanding reservation.
13 buses of the State Transport Corporation have been vandalized in the state in two days. Due to this, 30 out of 250 depots had to be closed. Pune-Beed bus service has been stopped after stone pelting. On Monday night, about a thousand people entered the Beed depot and vandalized more than 60 buses.
Houses of 2 NCP MLAs burnt, stones pelted
Agitators set fire to the houses of two NCP MLAs on Monday. At around 11 am, they entered the bungalow of NCP MLA Prakash Solanke from Majalgaon in Beed district, pelted stones and set it on fire. At that time the MLA, family and staff were in the bungalow. In the afternoon, the house of another NCP MLA Sandeep Kshirsagar was burnt in Beed itself. Prakash Solanke belongs to Ajit Pawar faction, while Kshirsagar belongs to Sharad Pawar faction. The agitators also set fire to the Municipal Council building and NCP office in Beed itself.
Two Shiv Sena MPs and one BJP MLA resigned
On Sunday, October 29, two Shiv Sena MPs and one BJP MLA have resigned amid the Maratha reservation movement. Hingoli MP Hemant Patil and Nashik MP Hemant Godse have sent their resignations to Chief Minister Eknath Shinde. Gevrai assembly constituency MLA Laxman Pawar has also resigned.
CM Shinde said- Some Maratha families will get benefits; Jarange’s demand – give it to everyone
The Maratha Cabinet subcommittee meeting was held on Monday. After the meeting, CM Shinde said that the report of Justice Sandeep Shinde Committee has been accepted. It will be placed in the cabinet on Tuesday.
Evidence shows that only a few Maratha families will get reservation. The committee has so far examined 1.73 crore documents. Of these, 11,530 records of Kunbi have been found, reservation certificates will be immediately issued to those who have evidence of Kunbi. Manoj Jarange, who is on hunger strike, said that he will not accept partial reservation. Everyone should get reservation.
Shinde also said that a 3-member committee will be formed on the Maratha reservation issue, which will advise the state government on filing a curative petition on Maratha reservation in the Supreme Court. The committee will be chaired by Justice Sandeep Shinde (retired). Shinde also said that a 3-member committee will be formed on the Maratha reservation issue, which will advise the state government on filing a curative petition on Maratha reservation in the Supreme Court. The committee will be chaired by Justice Sandeep Shinde (retired).
What is the issue of Maratha reservation in Maharashtra?
There has been a demand in Maharashtra for a decade that Marathas should get reservation. In 2018, the state government made a law for this and gave 16% reservation to the Maratha community in jobs and education.
In June 2019, the Bombay High Court reduced it and fixed the reservation at 12% in education and 13% in jobs. The High Court said that as an exception, the limit of 50% reservation set by the Supreme Court in the state can be crossed.
When this matter went to the Supreme Court, a bench of three judges stayed it citing Indira Sawhney case or Mandal Commission case. Also said that there is a need to create a bigger bench in this matter.
What is Indira Sawhney case, which decides the quota?
In 1991, the PV Narasimha Rao-led Congress government had issued an order providing 10% reservation for the general category on economic grounds. Indira Sahni had challenged him on this. In this case, a bench of nine judges had said that the number of reserved seats and places should not exceed 50% of the total available places. Reservation on economic basis is not given in the Constitution. Since then it became law. Whenever Gurjars in Rajasthan, Jats in Haryana, Marathas in Maharashtra, Patels in Gujarat ask for reservation, this decision of the Supreme Court comes in the way.
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