Lakhs of people from the Maratha community have held a protest in Mumbai on August 9, demanding reservations in government jobs and education. Started a year ago, the Maratha Kranti Morcha made its maiden entry in Mumbai today. As a result of the protest, several schools in South Mumbai were given a day off and several office-goers also decided to stay back at home. On the other hand, several citizens took to Twitter to share their opinions on the silent protest.
Here is how Twitterati reacted to Maratha Kranti Morcha in Mumbai:
In such large number, still so peaceful. Amazing #MarathaKrantiMorcha— Nakul Vashishtha (@Nakul108) August 9, 2017
Panic of evacuating offices and joy of leaving early dual impact of #MarathaKrantiMorchaðÂÂÂÂÂÂ— Ashish Khera (@ashishkhera) August 9, 2017
Caste based reservation was objected by many
#MarathaKrantiMorcha Reservation is necessary but it parameters needs to be change. Caste base reservation is outdated and divisive.
— Winton Lairenlakpam (@WintonMeitei) August 9, 2017
The Maratha Kranti Morcha decided to end the year-long campaign through processions by submitting a memo to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis
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