Panel sets the stage for Maratha quota: Share in Govt jobs falling, girl-child marriage uptick.

Syllabus: GS-II; Subject: Polity; Topic: Legal issues, Issue: Maratha Quota.

Context:  Report by the Shukre Commission on Maratha Quota.

Products PSyS Key findings:

  • Decline in Maratha government service representation.
  • High Maratha female manual labor involvement.
  • Surge in Maratha girl child marriage.
  • Marathas face discrimination, violence, and superstitions.
  • Caste-related inferiority.
  • Lower educational participation
  • Political representation does not reflect Maratha community realities.
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