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Panel to submit report on offering Kunbi caste certificates to Marathas from Marathwada: CM Shinde

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Kunbis (the neighborhood related to agriculture) are grouped beneath the Other Backward Classes (OBC) class in Maharashtra.

MUMBAI: Amid protests for Maratha quota, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Monday mentioned a committee will submit its report inside a month on the way to situation Kunbi caste certificates to Marathas from Marathwada area.

Kunbis (the neighborhood related to agriculture) are grouped beneath the Other Backward Classes (OBC) class in Maharashtra.

“A committee was set up and asked to submit a report within a month on how to issue Kunbi certificates to the Maratha community from Marathwada. The state government has taken this issue seriously and we are working to find an amicable solution,” the chief minister advised reporters right here.

Marathas have been demanding the reservation in training and authorities jobs.

Reservation in jobs and training supplied by the then Maharashtra authorities to the Maratha neighborhood beneath the socially and educationally backward class in 2018 was quashed by the Supreme Court in May 2021, citing the 50 per cent ceiling on whole reservations amongst different grounds.

“I have directed officials to study the Supreme Court’s verdict on the Maratha quota and recommend solutions. We need to establish that the Maratha community is backward,” the chief minister added.

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However, Manoj Jarange Patil, who has been on starvation strike in Jalna district, advised reporters he wouldn’t name off the protest except a authorities order (GR) is issued granting reservation in training and jobs to the Maratha neighborhood.

Antarwali Sarathi village in Jalna district grew to become floor zero of the renewed agitation for quota.

On Friday, police baton charged and lobbed tear fuel shells to disperse a violent mob within the village after protesters allegedly refused to let authorities shift Jarange to hospital.

Several individuals, together with 40 police personnel, have been injured and greater than 15 state transport buses have been set ablaze in violence.

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