UPSC CSE Mains Syllabus: GS-2- Indian Constitution- historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure.

Maratha Quota Agitations – What is it all about

In news:

A pro-Maratha organisation staged protests outside the offices of all key political parties in Maharashtra’s Pune district on Sunday over the issue of reservation for the community in jobs and education. Some leaders of the Maratha Kranti Morcha (MKM), said there is a marked difference in the relief announced by the Maharashtra government and the ground reality.

The state government announced several measures, including giving Marathas benefits meant for the economically weaker section (EWS), in the light of the Supreme Court staying the implementation of quota in jobs and education for the community.

Supreme Court observation:

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Who are Marathas:

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What are the recent Maratha Quota agitations all about? Provide an assessment whether such reservations lead to socio – economic development of the communities.