Maratha Kranti Morcha is the marches and the rally that the Maratha community has been holding in different districts of Maharashtra since September 2016 after the Kopardi rape and murder case that occurred in July 2016. The main motto of the marches includes punishment to the culprits of the rape, loan waiver to farmers to reduce the number of suicides in the state, guaranteed rate for agricultural produce, Amendment in the Prevention of Atrocities Act to stop the misuse of the law and quota in education and government jobs for the Maratha community. The Maratha community forms approximately 35-40% of the state population and has a political and social influence in the state. The community is considered very important politically as 13 out of the 18 Chief Ministers of Maharashtra belongs to the Maratha community. Economically, Marathas have been controlling the rural economy as they hold most of the co-operative banks and sugar co-ops. However, many people of the caste belong to the agriculture profession and have been facing huge crisis. Hence the Marathas have been demanding a special reservation for their community since 1980s. However, their demand for the reservation increased after the Congress-NCP government of the state in 2008 supported their demand of reservation before the 2009 elections. The government again supported the reservation before the 2014 elections. However the Backward Class Commission failed to take a single decision over the Martha reservation. The demand of Maratha Reservation and Amendment in the SC, ST Act rose again after the Kopardi rape case in July 2016 where a girl of the Maratha community was raped and murdered by three people. The three people accused for rape and murder belong to the Dalit community. After this incident, the Marathas then formed a group called as Maratha Kranti Morcha demanding justice for the victim of Kopardi rape and murder by granting stringent punishment to the culprits in the incident. The protests have been able to gather lakhs of Maratha people on the streets demanding for the justice as well as reservation. The protests are guided by hard line Martha organizations but the uniqueness of the protest is that there is no single political party or leader. The political pundits across the state predicted that the protest would be successful only in Marthwada which constitute the largest number of Maratha community people but they were surprised by the number of protesters that were involved in the protest. It is also considered as the biggest protest in the state since its formation in 1960. There has been many politicians of political parties like Congress, NCP, BJP and Shiv Sena that have been seen in the protest. But the protest does not allow any politician to give a speech or share their thoughts. The march and rallies take place in peaceful non violent ways and the protestors have the orange flags in their hands and they peacefully protest stating their demands to the state government. The protest has been successfully conducted in several districts of Maharashtra that includes Akola, Nanded, Beed, Osmanabad, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Jalna, Navi Mumbai, etc. the protest is scheduled in Mumbai in October. The number of protestors in every protest keeps on increasing and it is reported to have more than ten lakh protestors in the upcoming rallies. The state government also had assured the community that they have set up a commission that has been looking on the issue. Since the Marathas have a huge contribution in the state politics and have a high presence in the state which has also lead to the threat of polarizing the state in a way that has not been seen in a long time.