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Maratha Kranti Morcha: People stage silent rally for reservation on Mumbai streets

THE ASIAN AGE

Published : Aug 9, 2017, 2:56 pm IST
Updated : Sep 29, 2017, 5:26 pm IST
Lakhs of people from across Maharashtra are part of a protest march in Mumbai on Wednesday, seeking reservations in jobs and education for the Maratha community. (Photo:Twitter)
 Lakhs of people from across Maharashtra are part of a protest march in Mumbai on Wednesday, seeking reservations in jobs and education for the Maratha community. (Photo:Twitter)
The morcha has been organised by the Sakal Maratha Samaj, an umbrella organisation of several Maratha groups. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) used the Bombay Gymkhana ground adjacent to the Azad Maidan, to handle the large number of people participating in the morcha. (Photo: Twitter)
The morcha has been organised by the Sakal Maratha Samaj, an umbrella organisation of several Maratha groups. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) used the Bombay Gymkhana ground adjacent to the Azad Maidan, to handle the large number of people participating in the morcha. (Photo: Twitter)
The morcha began at 11 am from the BMC's Jijamata Udyan and culminate at Azad Maidan in south Mumbai. The JJ flyover was closed for traffic in view of the morcha, police said. (Photo: Twitter)
The morcha began at 11 am from the BMC's Jijamata Udyan and culminate at Azad Maidan in south Mumbai. The JJ flyover was closed for traffic in view of the morcha, police said. (Photo: Twitter)
The silent protest is a peaceful way to press demand for reservation in jobs and educational institutions and punishment for culprits in the Kopardi case. (Photo: Twitter)
The silent protest is a peaceful way to press demand for reservation in jobs and educational institutions and punishment for culprits in the Kopardi case. (Photo: Twitter)
The other demands include Amendment in SC, ST (Prevention of Atrocities Act) to stop its misuse, loan waiver to curb farmer suicides, and remunerative prices for agricultural produce. (Photo: Twitter)
The other demands include Amendment in SC, ST (Prevention of Atrocities Act) to stop its misuse, loan waiver to curb farmer suicides, and remunerative prices for agricultural produce. (Photo: Twitter)
So far, 57 protests, in the form of 'mook morcha' (silent rallies), have been held in various parts of the state following the brutal rape and murder of a 14-year-old Maratha girl in Kopardi in Ahmednagar district in July 2016. (Photo: Twitter)
So far, 57 protests, in the form of 'mook morcha' (silent rallies), have been held in various parts of the state following the brutal rape and murder of a 14-year-old Maratha girl in Kopardi in Ahmednagar district in July 2016. (Photo: Twitter)
This will be the 58th - and the largest - protest march of the Maratha community, exactly a year after the first march was held in Aurangabad, the organisers said. (Photo: Twitter)
This will be the 58th - and the largest - protest march of the Maratha community, exactly a year after the first march was held in Aurangabad, the organisers said. (Photo: Twitter)

Tags: Reservation, mumbai rally, Maratha Kranti Morcha