Maratha Protest March In Mumbai After Diwali

 Share
EMAIL
PRINT
COMMENTS
Maratha Protest March In Mumbai After Diwali

The 'Maratha Kranti Morcha' has been held across various cities in Maharashtra over the past few weeks.


Mumbai:  The 'Maratha Kranti Morcha', being held across various cities in Maharashtra, will be organised in Mumbai after Diwali.

A meeting of the volunteers of the organising committee was today held at Shivaji Mandir in Mumbai, a release issued by the Committee said.

It also said that there was a demand to announce the date of march in Mumbai, it said.

The organisers claimed that since the march in the megapolis would be the "world's largest", adequate planning, time and coordination was required.

The march would be held after Diwali and before the Winter Session of the Maharashtra Legislature in Nagpur, it added.

The organisers also appealed every household should lit one lamp this Diwali in memory of the victim who was raped and murdered in Kopardi in Ahmednagar district, said the release.

The members of the Maratha community would sport a black ribbon along with their festive clothes during Diwali as a protest since their demands are not met so far.

At today's meeting around 1,500 volunteers from all districts except Bhandara and Gondia were present.

The community's demands include stern action against the culprits of Kopardi rape and murder case, reservations for the community and scrapping of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

The silent marches began after the alleged rape and murder of a Maratha girl by Dalits at Kopardi in July. 

(This story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

NDTV Beeps - your daily newsletter

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................

................................ Advertisement ................................