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Reservation row Marathas not a backward community, petitioners tell HC

Sep 18, 2014

Reservation row Marathas not a backward community, petitioners tell HC

The Congress-NCP government, which is facing Assembly elections next month, earlier this year took the decision to provide 16 percent reservations for Marathas and five percent for the Muslims. #Congress #BJP #NewsTracker #Reservation #OBC #Quotas #NCP #Muslim #Constitution #Upper caste #ST #lower caste #Maratha #Rane report
Transgenders aren't OBC But that doesn't let the govt off the hook

Sep 11, 2014

Transgenders aren't OBC But that doesn't let the govt off the hook

In April, the court had recognized transgender as a third gender and told the government they were entitled to reservations like OBCs. #InMyOpinion #Gay #Government #OBC #Gender equality #Section 377 #Gender identity #Lesbians #transgenders #LGBT community
Pre-poll bonaza Maharashtra plans OBC status to Lingayat community

Aug 28, 2014

Pre-poll bonaza Maharashtra plans OBC status to Lingayat community

In July, the Congress-NCP ruled state government in Maharashtra announced 16 percent reservation in government jobs and education for the politically powerful Maratha community and 5 percent reservation for Muslims. #Politics #Congress #PoliticsDecoder #Lok Sabha #OBC #Maharashtra #NCP #Lingayat #Dhangar
Bihar bypolls Jitters for Nitish, Lalu as early results show BJP ahead in six constituencies

Aug 25, 2014

Bihar bypolls Jitters for Nitish, Lalu as early results show BJP ahead in six constituencies

Dubbed as a semi-final to the Bihar assembly polls next year, these polls are expected to give all political stakeholders a sense of the peoples mood in the state. #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #bIhar #Nitish Kumar #Dalits #Muslims #RJD #Lalu Prasad #OBCs #JD-U #Amit Shah #Yadavs #Assembly Elections 2014 #Bihar Assembly bypolls #Kurmis
Delhi University turns a new leaf, officially recognises transgenders

Aug 13, 2014

Delhi University turns a new leaf, officially recognises transgenders

In July, the University Grants Commission had notified universities and colleges to introduce 'third gender' as a category in its admission forms. #Supreme Court #Inpraiseof #Delhi University #OBC #University Grants Commission #Third gender #Kinnar Bharati

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Why Muslim OBCs should be given reservation

Jun 01, 2012

Why Muslim OBCs should be given reservation

The legislation to give a sub-quota to Muslims within the OBC quota may have drafting flaws, but the need for quotas cannot be disputed. #OBC quotas #Quota Raj #Andhra HC verdict