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Maratha Kranti Morcha in Dhule reiterates punishment for rapists, quota for the community
Wednesday September 28, 2016 10:07 PM, Agencies

Maratha Morcha Dhule

As part of a series of protests in various districts of Maharashtra, lakhs of people of Maratha community today took part in a silent march here to press for their demands.

The 'Maratha kranti morcha' started from Shivaji statue on Prakasha Road and ended at the District Collector's office where a group of girls submitted a memorandum to the Collector Dilip Pasandharpatte, according to PTI.

As in other cities, the march was conducted in a disciplined manner and went off peacefully

The politically dominant Maratha community has been holding marches at various cities across the state for the last one month.

Their 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.

Similar demands were raised during the Maratha Kranti Morcha in Nashik on September 24, Maratha Kranti Morcha in Pune on September 25 and Maratha Kranti Morcha on September 26 in Sangli.

The silent marches began after the rape and murder of a Maratha girl at Kopardi in Ahmednagar district in July. The accused are from a different community.

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