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Frustrated Marathas demand special status as incomes shrink

Kakasaheb Shinde, an unemployed farmer in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, jumped into the Godavari River earlier this week and killed himself. The following day a second youth from his Maratha caste did likewise, and five others have since tried to commit suicide. They were among a group of 40 young people who staged a protest on a […]

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