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SC seeks Centre, EC's reply on plea for more seats for SC/ST

Mar 27, 2015

SC seeks Centre, EC's reply on plea for more seats for SC/ST

The Supreme Court on Friday sought responses from the government and the Election Commission on a plea seeking "re-adjustment" of reserved parliamentary and assembly seats for scheduled castes and tribes in the wake of inclusion of more castes in SC category in 2002 and 2007. #India #Supreme Court #Election Commission #SC/ST #Puran Singh #Caste reservations
What Jat reservation debacle shows: Quota politics don't benefit anyone

Mar 24, 2015

What Jat reservation debacle shows: Quota politics don't benefit anyone

Upset by the Supreme Court's decision to quash quota benefits in Central government announced by UPA-2, Jats have announced an agitation in Delhi. They plan to gather at Jantar Mantar in May to force the Narendra Modi government to restore the reservation benefits. #UPA #InMyOpinion #OBC #Haryana #NDA #Jat #Jat politics #reservation politics #backward caste
In shocking case of caste violence, upper caste men urinate in mouth of Dalit youth

Mar 19, 2015

In shocking case of caste violence, upper caste men urinate in mouth of Dalit youth

In a gross violation of human rights and caste discrimination at Karuvanur in the Krishnagiri district on 2 March, upper caste Hindu men reportedly urinated in the mouth of a Dalit youth after attacking him. #ThatsJustWrong #Tamil Nadu #Caste #Dalits #Hindu #M Aravindhan
Dimapur lynching may act as deterrent: National Commission for Scheduled Castes chief

Mar 18, 2015

Dimapur lynching may act as deterrent: National Commission for Scheduled Castes chief

Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Castes PL Punia condemned the Dimapur lynching but at the same time said such incidents could instill fear. #India #Congress #Nagaland #TheySaidIt #Crime #rape accused #PL Punia #National Commission for Scheduled Castes #Dimapur lynching
SC ruling on reconversion: Its a stamp of approval for ghar wapsi, says VHP

Feb 28, 2015

SC ruling on reconversion: Its a stamp of approval for ghar wapsi, says VHP

The ruling of a Supreme Court bench that a Dalit or tribal re-converting to Hinduism from Christianity would be entitled to reservation benefits for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes has elicited sharp opinion across religious communities. While human rights lawyers, activists and leaders of the Christian community have termed it disappointing and unfortunate, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad describes the ruling as an approval for its controversial ghar wapsi programme. #Supreme Court #ConnectTheDots #SC #VHP #Scheduled Caste #Vishwa Hindu Parishad #ghar wapsi

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What Manmohan Singh won't say on Independence Day

Aug 13, 2012

What Manmohan Singh won't say on Independence Day

The Prime Minister is not known for speaking his mind. But if he decided to break protocol and address the nation on Independence Day, here's what he might be expected to say. #OnOurMind #India #Manmohan Singh #Prime Minister #Caste #Dowry
Do Pakistanis vote like Indians?

Jul 08, 2012

Do Pakistanis vote like Indians?

India's democracy functions because of caste. The basis of voting is not issues or ideology - is Pakistan the same? #India #Congress #Pakistan #InMyOpinion #Imran Khan #Caste #Zardari #Identity Politics #Pakistan elections 2013