Irrigation could quell the Maratha unrest4 min read . Updated: 02 Nov 2016, 01:08 AM IST
The silent marches by Marathas are now being seen more as a manifestation of agrarian distress, and that perception is closer to the crux of the real problem
What options does the Devendra Fadanvis government have to quell the disquiet among the Marathas? After a period of rising intensity and frequency, the unprecedented phenomenon of silent Maratha marches is finally showing signs of a decline. But the groundswell of resentment remains. The decline in frequency can be attributed to the tensions that these marches triggered between the Dalits and Marathas. If these marches are part of a political strategy, then the unleashing of the anti-Dalit mood is the last thing the organizers will want as it will then take the pressure off the government.
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