Opinion  /  Published 07.06.20

Heal the mind

At the time of Independence, more than a quarter of India’s population had been subjected to deprivation, discrimination and degradation on account of the prevalent caste system. In establishing the...
By Kashish Makkar in

Opinion  /  Published 29.04.20

Look again: List of quota beneficiaries

Seven decades after Independence, the goal of creating a level playing field in society remains elusive. This unpalatable fact lies at the basis of the recent Supreme Court direction that the lists of...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 23.04.20

Disquiet over SC quota observation

Scholars and activists on Thursday disapproved of a Supreme Court suggestion that the “socially and economically advanced” among Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes be excluded from reservation ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 22.04.20

No 100 per cent reservation in teaching jobs in scheduled areas: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday quashed the January 2000 order of the erstwhile state of Andhra Pradesh which provided 100 per cent reservation to the Scheduled Tribe candidates for the post of teacher...
By PTI in

Opinion  /  Published 23.02.20

Women in Army: SC shows the way

In a nation where gender-based discrimination is embedded in institutions, it is only occasionally that merit triumphs over sexism in the fight for equal rights. This rare instance presented itself re...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 21.02.20

Creamy-layer salary plan fuels fear

A proposal to consider salary as a determinant of creamy layer status among Other Backward Classes has triggered apprehensions that economic deprivation will become a more overriding concern than soci...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 17.02.20

Legal puzzles

Sir — A recent judgment by the Supreme Court which held that there is “no fundamental right which inheres in an individual to claim reservation in promotions” is unfair to people belonging to th...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 15.02.20

Azad calls for Bharat Bandh

In 2018, another Supreme Court ruling had triggered a bandh called by various Dalit groups. The call led to widespread protests across the country, including incidents of violence in several parts of ...
By Furquan Ameen in New Delhi

India  /  Published 14.02.20

Paswan calls for ordinance on quotas

The government should bring an ordinance to “rectify” the Supreme Court’s recent decision on reservation in jobs for SC/ST communities and all such issues should be included in the Ninth Schedul...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 13.02.20

Quotas: More than just the law

Reservations for those historically deprived of the educational and social benefits of an advancing country have always provided cause for debate. The constitutional thrust to level the field has been...
By The Editorial Board in


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