The Maratha community in Maharashtra has been protesting for their rights and justice for a rape victim in Kopardi. As usual the print and electronic media largely ignored this unrest and tarnished it via rumor mongering. Upper caste media has tried to paint these protests as anti-Dalit. Marathas have been upset for a number of reasons. Kopardi incident only served as a breaking point for … Continue reading Maratha Kranti Morcha – are Marathas against Dalits?
While reporting about Maratha Kranti Morcha (Literally: Maratha Revolution March), English and local media have repetitively accused these Morchas of being politically motivated and Sharad Pawar being the instigator of these agitations. Nothing can be farther from truth. These rallies, albeit well-organized are not sponsored by one political party or ideology. This is a rare moment when Maratha community has gathered under one banner, cutting … Continue reading Maratha Kranti Morcha – why are Marathas taking to the streets?