Manoj Jarange Patil

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Manoj Jarange Patil
NameManoj Jarange Patil
ProfessionMaratha quota activist
Date of Birth1982
Age (In 2023)41 Years
Birth PlaceMatori, Beed, Maharashtra
ResidenceMohite Vasti, Jalna, Maharashtra
Mother TongueMarathi
Physical Stats
Heightin centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5ft 8in
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Family and Marriage Details
Marital StatusMarried
WifeSumitra Jarange
FatherRaosaheb Jarange
MotherPrabhavati Jarange
Brother(s)Jagannath Jarange
Kakasaheb Jarange
Education Details
SchoolNot Known
CollegeR.B. Attal College, Gevrai, Maharashtra
Educational QualificationGraduate
Contact/Social Media Details
Email[email protected]
Manoj Jarange Patil is a politician-turned-activist who became the face of the Maratha quota agitation in Maharashtra after the police forcibly tried to end his hunger strike in September 2023.
Manoj Jarange Patil
He was born in 1982 into a Maratha Hindu family to Raosaheb Jarange and his wife Prabhavati Jarange in Matori village in the Beed district of Maharashtra. He has 2 elder brothers, Jagannath Jarange and Kakasaheb Jarange. His parents and brothers still live in Matori and are engaged in farming. 1
After completing his school education at a school in Matori village, he worked as a cashier in a hotel in Mohite Vasti in the Jalna district of Maharashtra. Later on, he also worked in a sugar mill at Ambad. 2
Manoj Jarange is married to Sumitra Jarange and the couple lives in Mohite Vasti in Jalna, Maharashtra with their son and two daughters.
He joined the Congress and became the president of Jalna district’s Youth Congress in the early 2000s. However, he left Congress after the controversy over American author James Laine’s book, “Shivaji: Hindu King in Islamic India”. 2
In 2011, he formed his own organization named ‘Shivba Sanghatana’ and started working for the Maratha community.
He launched an agitation in 2013, a drought year for Maharashtra, seeking the release of water from the Jayakwadi dam for cultivators of Jalna district.
In 2021, After the Supreme Court quashed the Maratha reservation, he staged a three-month agitation in Sasht Pimpalgaon village in Jalna district. The then chief minister Uddhav Thackeray took cognizance and invited him for a meeting in Mumbai, following which Jarange withdrew his protest.
On 29 August 2023, he started his indefinite hunger strike in support of the Maratha quota in Antarwali Sarathi village in Jalna, Maharashtra. The agitation was going unnoticed but everything changed on the fourth day of the agitation on September 1 when violence broke out after Police tried to forcibly admit him to a hospital. Several people, including 40 police personnel were injured and protestors also set ablaze more than 15 state transport buses.
Jarange started his fast-unto-death on 25 October 2023 at Antarwali Sarati village in Jalna district. On 31 October Maharashtra government published an order to grant Kunbi caste certificates to the Marathas in the Marathwada region, paving the way for them to avail reservation benefits under the OBC category. However, Jarange was not impressed with the government order and instead asked the government to grant Kunbi caste certificates to all Marathas.

After an all-party meeting which was held on 1 November, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde sought time for providing reservation to the Maratha community and appealed to Manoj Jarange to withdraw his fast-unto-death. Jarange criticized the government and political leaders for taking things lightly and warned that he would even stop drinking water from the evening if his demand for reservation to the Maratha community was not fulfilled by the government.

On 2 November 2023, Manoj Jarange ended his nine-day-old indefinite fast but warned the government of a bigger agitation if no action is taken in the next two months on the Maratha quota reservation. 3 4

Manoj Jarange Patil on hunger strike