Maratha Kranti Morcha: Here's how you can plan your travel tomorrow

Aug 08, 2017, 17:21 IST | A Correspondent

Even as cops warn against travelling to SoBo tomorrow, Maratha Kranti Morcha organisers promise least inconvenience to citizens

Need to know

When: Wednesday, 11 am

Where: From Jijamata Udyan (Byculla zoo), taking the JJ flyover to reach Azad Maidan

25k
No. of vehicles plots near Wadala being prepared for parking can accommodate

10k
Number of volunteers working that day

57
No. of marches held across the state so far

Why the protest
The community took to protests after the gang rape and murder of a Maratha girl by Dalit youths in Kopardi (Ahmednagar) last July. They complained that whenever they tried to complain against such crimes by Dalits, they were threatened with the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989. They want action on the accused, and a review of the law. The community is also miffed that even though it was granted job and education quotas by the Congress-NCP regime, the reservation didn't hold up in court. The Mumbai march (58th) will be the last in this series of protests. Those in Aurangabad, Osmanabad, Jalgaon, Beed and Parbhani witnessed participation of up to 5 lakh people.

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