Maratha Reservation: Bombay High Court’s hearing over the issue scheduled for August 7

Petitioner Vinod Patil had demanded that the decision about the Maratha Reservation issue should be made quickly to avoid the extension of the protest. A bench of Justices Ranjeet More and Justice Anuja Prabhudesai agreed to this and decided to finalise the hearing on August 7.


The Maratha Reservation movement has been prevalent throughout the state and the protest for the demand of reservation has grown stronger. However, several youngsters have committed suicide during the movement. Therefore, petitioners demanded that the decision regarding the issue must be taken as early as possible so that the movement does not cause any violence. 

In response, the Bombay High Court has decided to accept the demand by preponing the date of hearing to August 7 from August 14.

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Earlier, Vinod Patil had filed a petition in the High Court in December 2017 and had asked the court to take the decision on Maratha Reservation before the beginning of the new academic year. However, seven youngsters committed suicide during the protest and so, Vinod Patil asked the court to deliver its verdict before August 14.

The Maratha Reservation protest has taken a violent turn and due to this, several youngsters are turning towards suicide. In order to prevent any such mishaps, I demanded the court to take immediate steps to ensure that the issue gets resolved soon. The court has accepted the demand and preponed the hearing,” said petitioner Vinod Patil.

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