Over 20 lakh turn up at Maratha rally in Pune

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The Maratha 'Muk Morcha' (silent agitation) held in Pune on Sunday saw an unprecedented participation by members of the community.

According to police estimates, more than 20 lakh members of the Maratha community took part in the rally, the latest in a series of protests being held across the State against the rape and murder of a minor Maratha girl in Kopardi in July.

"The demands of our community are neither unrealistic nor irrelevant," said Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Udayanraje Bhosale, an important Maratha leader from Satara, who participated in the rally.

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