Silent storm

Print edition : October 28, 2016

The Maratha silent rally in Yavatmal on September 25 despite heavy rain, demanding, among other things, the death sentence for the accused in the Kopardi rape and murder case and quota in education and jobs. Photo: By special arrangement

Sharad Pawar, NCP leader and Maratha strongman. He was present at one or two protest rallies organised by Marathas, but he has kept a low profile. Photo: Shashank Parade/PTI

Marathi women take part in a rally at Azad Maidan in Mumbai on April 4, 2013, demanding OBC status for the community. Photo: Vivek Bendre

Kumar Ketkar, Chief Editor of "Dainik Divya Marathi. "It is a phenomenon partly of the caste structure entering into the class phenomenon, while retaining most caste prejudices, hatreds and contempt towards the 'other'," he says. Photo: D.B. PATIL

The numerically dominant Marathas in Maharashtra are staging a silent but powerful protest against what they see as injustice done to them over the years.
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