Why Are Marathas Asking For a Quota? Explains Virendra Pawar On Off Centre With Anuradha Sengupta
Last month the Maratha agitation demanding a Maratha quota in education and government jobs turned violent. The agitation started in 2016 and has been marked by 58 statewide rallies that were called Mookh Morchas or silent, peaceful protests. Why has it changed and have the non-political leaders of the movement lost control of it? Why do the socially and politically dominant Marathas want to be notified as OBCs? What is the politics behind the agitation? On Off Centre Virendra Pawar, the Mumbai convener of the Marathi Mukti Morcha explains why the Marathas are so angry.