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Scheduled Castes
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that “scientific and technical” posts will continue to be exempted from reservation but academics termed the policy outdated since there are enough eligible candidates now ...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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India  /  Published 29.04.19

D for Dignity, new X factor

His grandfather’s name was Kachrya meaning rubbish, father’s name Damu signifying indignity, and he is Sanjay — which means triumphant.Dr Sanjay Jadhav, an orthopaedic surgeon, was narrating his...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in Nashik

India  /  Published 18.09.19

IIM skips quota for PhD course

The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, has invited applications from prospective researchers for its doctoral programme but the advertisement has no provision for reservation of seats for cand...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.06.20

Dalit teen shot after temple visit

A teenaged Dalit boy was shot dead in an Uttar Pradesh village on Saturday night five days after he had prayed at a local temple defying upper caste objections, the bereaved father has alleged.Four yo...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 17.07.19

Academics protest TISS closure over hostel push

Well-known academics on Wednesday joined over a thousand researchers and other citizens in protesting a decision taken by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad, to close the institute indef...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 14.07.19

Ownership rights for families allotted land under 20-point programme

The Aam Aadmi Party government has decided to grant ownership rights to around 7,200 families that got agricultural land in the mid-70s under a programme for landless people.Under the '20-point progra...
By PTI in New Delhi


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