OBCs up in arms against reservation to Marathas, vow to challenge it in court


Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Nov 29 (UNI)

Voicing their strong opposition to the declaration of 16 per cent reservation to the Maratha community in education and government jobs under the category of Socially and Educationally Backward Class (SEBC) by the state government, various organisations of OBCs in Maharashtra on Thursday vowed to challenge this decision in the court of law.

Reacting over the development, city-based Other Backward Class (OBC) Sangarsh Samiti member Mr G H Rathod told UNI that the state government’s decision to grant 16 per cent reservation to the Marathas was “wrong” and “injustice” to OBCs in the state.Maratha community

Stating that there was no need to give reservation to the Maratha community which is economically sound, he sought to know the reason behind their demand for reservation.

He said that the state government should have undertaken a survey of the property of the Maratha community before announcing reservation to them and claimed that the Marathas had spread lies to demand reservation.

Mr Rathod rued that the OBC community is still facing lots of problems and expressed that the existing quota of OBCs should have been hiked instead of giving reservation to the Marathas.