The Maratha community has continued their agitation demanding reservation in government jobs and education in Gangapur tehsil of Aurangabad District on July 24.
In the wake of the Maratha reservation uproar, Aurangabad District Magistrate Uday Choudhary, said that a report on the issue of reservation would be submitted soon to the state government.
“Maharashtra government has accepted most of the demands of Maratha Kranti Morcha and the report for the main demand for reservation will be sent to the government shortly,” Choudhary added.
“We will provide immediate compensation of Rs.10 lakh to the family of the youth who drowned in the river. His brother will be offered a government job,” Choudhary added.
The Maratha community called for a protest seeking reservations in government jobs and the protest took a sudden turn when a protestor Kakasaheb Shinde jumped into the Godavari River in middle of the ‘Jal samadhi’ agitation.
As per the police, the youth is a resident of Kaygaon village in Aurangabad District, he died due to drowning, after he jumped off a bridge during agitation.
A protestor Yogesh Shirke, alleged that the police provoked the youth during agitation to take the extreme step.
“When we came to take ‘Jal Samadhi’, the police started provoking us and challenged us to take samadhi “if we actually have Maratha blood running through our veins”,” said Shirke.
Following the death of the youth, Maratha Kranti Morcha workers demanded the declaration of Shinde as a “martyr”, a compensation of Rs. 50 lakh for his family, and a government job for his brother.