'Unequals within SCs, STs': Supreme Court relooking at 2004 verdict set to reignite quota within quota debate
The Supreme Court on Thursday said that its 2004 verdict disallowing states from further sub-classifying the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes needed to be revisited by a bench of seven judges or more
Case of caste bias at Cisco Systems: Even 'progressive' Silicon Valley elites not immune to new strain of discrimination
This will hopefully provoke the creation of caste as new grounds for discrimination in the United States. This will help create a legal discourse on the synonymity of the manifestations between race and caste.
Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad calls for Bharat Bandh on 23 Feb after Supreme Court upholds SC, ST Amendment Act
Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad on Wednesday called for a Bharat Bandh on 23 February against a Supreme Court ruling that states were not bound to provide reservation in promotion and appointments in public employment
JNU protests: Students exercising rights without considering responsibilities invite chaos; State must not give in to blackmail
The students definitely have the right to protest. That is a tool given to them by the Indian Constitution and guaranteed by the democratic governing structure. The problems begin when students disregard the burden of responsibilities and reject the consequences of their actions,
Why is JNU vital to public education and discourse in India? A student and a professor argue for the institution
JNU has been able to keep a window open for the inclusion of students from weaker sections of society, although a lot more needs to be done to make it truly inclusive. The proposed fee hike will deliver a huge blow to the ideal of social inclusion
Congress condemns Mohan Bhagwat's call for debate on reservations, accuses BJP, RSS of being against Dalits and OBCs
Congress leader Udit Raj alleged that the BJP wanted to spread 'hatred' by making people fight among themselves over the issue of reservations.
Chhattisgarh doubles OBC quota from 14% to 27%, hikes SC benefit; total reservation in state to cross 70%
Quota for OBCs and SCs in education and government jobs would be increased in Chhattisgarh, chief minister Bhupesh Baghel announced on Thursday
Inclusion of MBCs in scheduled caste list signals shift in social equations in Uttar Pradesh ahead of Assembly bypolls
The Uttar Pradesh government's decision to include 17 Most Backward Castes in the list of Scheduled Castes is likely to give the BJP an edge in the upcoming Assembly bypolls.
Reservations for Marathas: Devendra Fadnavis is fooling nobody when he mouths platitudes of social justice
With the Bombay High Court upholding reservations for Marathas, the madness over caste reservations in India has just got madder.
Bihar seeking legal opinion on reservation for general category, but bound by SC's 50% cap, says Nitish Kumar
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Monday announced that his government will implement quotas for the economically-backward among the unreserved category after getting a legal opinion about the appropriate modalities.
Bill proposing 10% quota for the general category's poor may finally douse anger against Mandal Commission
Unlike the Mandal Commission's report, the 10% quota move is unlikely to see protests as it includes benefits for the general category poor, including Jats, Marathas, Gujjars, Banias, Thakurs and Kammas, as well Muslims and Christians.
Narendra Modi govt banks on 10% reservation with eye on 2019, but does it risk alienating Dalit votebank?
While the BJP has traditionally enjoyed support from upper castes such as Brahmins, Banias, Rajputs, Jats, Patels and Marathas, that was not enough to fend off challenges from the Congress in the three Hindi heartland states that bankrolled Modi's success in 2014.
BJP's 10 percent reservation for upper castes unlikely to be a winner even among members of the community
What the BJP's sudden decision to provide reservation for the poor people among the forward castes conceals is its fallacious nature and the potentially complicated aftermath
Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan said the decision reflected success of the struggle launched for quota by Maratha community, which constitutes over 30 percent of the state's population.
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis could do little to put off submitting to the Maratha reservation demand with no support on his side, an increasing toll from suicides and the elections around the corner.
Maratha quota row: BJP's attempt to placate socially dominant caste may eat away from its traditional vote bank
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Maharashtra is playing with multiple fires.
Congress will sweep Telangana, people are angry at KCR's broken promises, says Captain Uttam Kumar Reddy
Congress's Telangana president Captain Uttam Kumar Reddy says that battle has turned around and that the Congress would perform a clean sweep in the upcoming Assembly elections in all the five states including Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram
Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM, Prakash Ambedkar's BBM to tie up for polls to Lok Sabha, Maharashtra Assembly
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said that preliminary talks held between both parties have yielded positive results.
Rebel BJP MP says political parties use OBCs, poor as 'vote bank', India needs to be rid of 'politics of hypocrisy'
Rebel BJP leader Raj Kumar Saini said different political parties promised to work for their welfare before elections, but yielded no results once voted to power.
Rajya Sabha rejects resolution to ensure SC, ST community members avail benefits of reservation across country
The resolution sought amending the Constitution to ensure that persons belonging to SCs and STs in one state should be regarded the same across the country to avail the benefits of reservation.