Census 2021
Opinion  /  Published 07.10.21

Caste data: Forgotten gold mine

India has not forgotten a social category called ‘caste’. This reality has been used relentlessly by various interest-groups, but with different degrees of seriousness. Counting the number...
By N.K. Sahu

Opinion  /  Published 29.09.21

Count all: Centre says no to caste census

The Centre, as is often the case, has tied itself up in knots. Narendra Modi’s government has informed the Supreme Court that the socio-economic caste census data cannot be used because of their...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 24.09.21

Caste census: BJP slams opp

A day after the Modi government in an affidavit in the Supreme Court virtually ruled out caste census, the BJP on Friday took a swipe at parties advocating it and asked how much representation have th...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 23.09.21

India: No Hindu-Muslim divide in population

Will Hindus end up as a minority in their own country? That’s the Project Fear story that pro-Hindutva political parties sell to their followers. It has always been just a scare story and t...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

Jharkhand  /  Published 08.09.21

Census: Hemant plans to meet PM

Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren has announced that he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to press for a caste based census, throwing his weight behind his counterparts in several Opposition-...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi


West Bengal  /  Published 08.09.21

Caste census cry in Bengal

Prominent civil society members in Bengal have written to Narendra Modi and Mamata Banerjee, demanding a caste-based enumeration in the forthcoming census for the socio-economic development of backwar...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 04.03.21

Caste data hole in first meet on Census update

Preparations for the second Socio-Economic Caste Census have begun, but collection of caste-specific data was not discussed at a review meeting held in December, casting doubts over whether the inform...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 03.03.21

Bengal Assembly poll: Fix census, say Nepali speakers

The alleged inaccurate numbers of Nepali speakers on the census is an issue this poll season in Darjeeling hills, with organisations appealing to political parties to speak on the census enumeration p...
By Vivek Chhetri in Darjeeling

Jharkhand  /  Published 10.12.20

Sarna: tribals plan agitation

Tribal organisations are planning rail and road blockades on January 31, 2021 as there has been no word from the Centre on their longstanding demand for a separate religion code for adivasis ahead of ...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 17.08.20

Others too: Recognise Sarna in Census

Coercion has many forms. It can be direct, a way only too familiar nowadays, or it can be insidious, manifesting its effects gradually. The quiet narrowing down of choice of religion for the indigenou...
By The Editorial Board


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