KOLHAPUR: The Marathi Community has taken decision to hold rally in Sangli, Kolhapur and Satara next month against the rape and murder of a girl from Kopardi.
In demand for a change in SC and ST Act, a rally was carried out by the community last month. The Act protects those belonging to SC and ST from the atrocities committed by the upper caste.
Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar said, “The rallies of the Marathas should not be ignored and the government should take steps to address their concerns.”
On September 27, a rally will be held in Sangli district in which several organizations, political leaders and industrialists will take part.
Local leader Sanjay Desai said, "Lakhs of Marathas are protesting against the Kopardi incident. Misuse of the act is on the rise in the Vidharba and Marathwada regions, so we will organise a march to express solidarity with the community that is facing such incidents."
On September 11, a meeting of all the organizations will be held by Maratha leaders from Satara where they will fix the date for organising a rally. Over one lakh people will take part in the rally.
A campaign has been started on the social media by the Maratha Community Youths to invite the people to participate in the rally.
District president of Maratha Mahasangh Vasantrao Mulik said, "The demand for organising a huge rally is increasing among the youth. We have communicated to all the organisations working for the Maratha community to gather support. We will meet on Wednesday to discuss the strategy and fix the date for the march."
He added that, "We are against the misuse of the atrocity act. The rally will also appeal to the government to approve our long pending demand of reservation and policies to uplift the poor from the community."
After tremendous encourages sorted out in Marathwada and North Maharashtra, Maratha people group is going to compose energizes in Sangli, Kolhapur and Satara over the time of next one month.
Since most recent one month, the arouses have been sorted out in Parbhani, Beed, Aurangabad, Beed and Jalgaon by Maratha people group to challenge episode of assault homicide of a young lady from Kopardi. The people group from that point forward is requesting changes in the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act asserting that demonstration is being abused broadly. The demonstration came into power to give lawful security to the general population having a place with SC and ST from the barbarities submitted by upper standing individuals.
The as of late distributed National Crime Record Bureau report uncovers that while the instances of abominations are expansion in the state, the offender is scarcely indicted. Late proclamations of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) boss Sharad Pawar saying that the voice leaving the encourages ought not be disregarded and government ought to find a way to address the worries had welcomed wide feedback.
In Sangli, 'Quiet March' will be taken out on September 27 and different associations, industrialists and political pioneers are turning out to take an interest in the rally.
Sanjay Desai, nearby leader said, "Lakhs of Marathas are moving out on streets to challenge Kopardi occurrence. The abuse of the barbarity demonstration is on ascend in Vidharba and Marathwada district. We are going to sort out walk to express solidarity with the general population of group confronting such episodes."