When the agitation for Maratha Reservation was at its peak in 2017, one news item had surprised me. “The Marhtta Qaumi Itehad” of Balochistan has started a social media campaign supporting Maratha Agitation. Initially, I thought it a political ploy by Pakistan to take advantage of the social discord. But since the organisation was from Balochistan, I decided to find some additional information.
- We have not forgotten our roots.
- We have conserved the century-old traditions in our everyday lives.
- We are warriors by birth.
- We have established ourselves here in all major fields such as the military, education, politics, agriculture, telecom, etc. Several Marathi words and dishes are still part of our culture. Due to religious restrictions, we cannot celebrate the birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji, but we keep his memories alive.