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Scheduled Castes
West Bengal  /  Published 04.03.20

Sent back SC/ST file: Jagdeep Dhankhar

Bengal chief secretary Rajiva Sinha on Wednesday called on governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and discussed “a host of issues” including the SC-ST Commission Bill that has been pending with Raj Bhavan. Aft...
By PTI in Calcutta

India  /  Published 11.04.20

Untouchability, even in quarantine

Of the five people in quarantine at a primary village school in an Uttar Pradesh district, two go to their homes for meals twice a day and then return again to the isolation centre.Not because food is...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 03.09.19

Caste no bar: Kejriwal extends scholarship for SCs to all

The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government on Tuesday extended a scholarship scheme specifically started for Scheduled Caste students to aspirants of all categories who came from families earning less t...
By The Telegraph in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 10.12.19

Trinamul Assembly protest over Bengal governor

Trinamul MLAs on Tuesday demonstrated against governor Jagdeep Dhankhar below a statue of B.R. Ambedkar in the Assembly complex, accusing him of “withholding” a bill on forming a state commission ...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

India  /  Published 30.03.19

'There has been a distinct political articulation of Moditva, a Right-wing populsim'

Q: In your new book, you have crunched data to show that economic deprivation and social marginalisation of Muslims in India is getting worse.A: The situation of Muslims, as far as socio-political mar...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

India  /  Published 10.02.20

Court nod to restored SC/ST law

The Supreme Court has upheld the constitutional validity of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act, 2018, saying a court can grant suspects anticipatory bail only when a prima facie case h...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 01.07.19

Mayawati charges Adityanath government with delisting 17 OBC list castes

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati has alleged that the Yogi Adityanath government has removed 17 castes from the list of Other Backward Classes and labelled them Scheduled Castes, depriving them of t...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 13.01.19

Dalit father stands proud behind slain son

A police officer, Suresh Kumar alleges, shot his son and offered him Rs 10 lakh to “name any Muslim” as the killer of the young Dalit.Ashok Kumar, a young day labourer left incapable of hard work ...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 08.02.19

Scientific and technical posts still exempt

The Centre has iterated that “scientific and technical” posts will continue to be exempted from reservation but academics termed the policy outdated since there are enough eligible candidates now ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.01.19

Dalit alliance poll demand

The National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights has called for insulating the law to protect the socially disadvantaged from future judicial review and scrapping the economic reservation as the multi-gro...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi


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