Ahead of Maharashtra assembly polls, Vanjari community launches stir for quota hike
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Ahead of Maharashtra assembly polls, Vanjari community launches stir for quota hike

By Dna calender  20-Sep-2019

Ahead of Maharashtra assembly polls, Vanjari community launches stir for quota hike

  • In what may churn the state's political waters before the state assembly polls due next month, the powerful Vanjari community has launched a state-wide protest demanding a hike in their quotas.
  • An action committee, which has organised a series of morchas across Maharashtra, has sought welfare measures for sections like sugarcane cutters and unemployed youth from the community, failing which they would take a stance against the ruling party.
  • At present, Vanjaris, who account for significant numbers in areas like Marathwada, Vidarbha, parts of western Maharashtra and north Maharashtra, have 2% quotas and are included in the nomadic tribes (NT-D) category.
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  • The VJNT (Vimukta Jatis and Nomadic Tribes) category, which was carved out of the other backward classes (OBC), with ring-fenced reservations for groups like vimukta jatis, which are de-notified communities, and the nomadic tribes, have 11% quotas across categories like VJ, NT-B, C and D.
  • The VJNT categories also include sections like Kaikadis, Dhangars and Lohars. However, this demand for merging quota categories has been opposed by other groups.

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