'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
SC says quotas in promotions not fundamental right: Apex court references 2011 Allahabad HC verdict to uphold Uttarakhand govt's decision
The Supreme Court has said that Article 16(4) and Article 16 (4-A) cannot be used as a basis to claim a fundamental right to reservation in promotions.
'In DNA of BJP-RSS to try and erase reservations': Rahul Gandhi attacks BJP on SC ruling on quotas in govt jobs
It is in the DNA of the BJP and the RSS to try to erase reservations and a "big conspiracy" is underway to take away the rights of deprived sections, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Monday and asserted that his party will not allow doing away with quota.
'Reservations in promotions not a fundamental right': SC says states not bound to provide quotas to SCs, STs in jobs
The Supreme Court gave the verdict during a case regarding the validity of a 2012 notification by the Uttarakhand government to fill up vacancies in government jobs without giving reservation to the SC/ST communities.
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.
Tejashwi Yadav releases RJD manifesto; promises helpline to Biharis outside state, reservation proportionate to SC/ST
The RJD released its manifesto, titled 'Pratibadhta Patra', promising reservation for SCs, STs, EBC and OBCs in proportion of their population in the private sector and the higher judiciary
Nitish Kumar called for a caste-based census in 2021, citing that the population of the scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and other backward classes had gone up. He said the caste-based census will help update data estimates recorded in the last census in 1931.
Excuse of upper caste poverty may not help Modi govt get away with 10% quota if it's legally challenged
The Supreme Court has ground to quash the 10 percent quota law it if it is challenged before it as there has been no mention of any inadequate representation of poorer sections of the society.
Maratha quota row: Maharashtra govt facing substantive legal hurdles in SC, change of strategy crucial for success
On 3 December, the Maharashtra government filed a caveat application — to ensure they are heard in any matter concerning reservations for the Maratha community — in the Supreme Court.
Amit Shah slams KCR's plan to give 12 percent quota to Muslims, says BJP will never allow religion-based reservation
Amit Shah hit out at Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) chief and Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao over the issue during campaign rallies at Parkal and Nirmal.
Maratha quota row in Maharashtra: Why do politically powerful and relatively rich communities need reservations?
The Maharashtra government’s decision to grant reservations to the Maratha community is more in keeping with the political expediency of the time.
Maratha quota row: Reservation unwarranted; several past panels concluded community is not 'backward'
As far as the Maratha community is concerned, the findings of many commissions are that Marathas are forward classes, with many Marathas in top political ranks and heading businesses.
Hardik Patel takes fast into 15th day from hospital; Sharad Yadav says fight requires strength after meeting Patidar leader
Hardik Patel, who is on a hunger strike from 25 August, was admitted to a hospital on Friday after his health deteriorated.
Nitin Gadkari’s reservation gaffe: NDA government must convert it into an opportunity by eliminating creamy layer
The govt must weave economic criteria into the caste-based reservation system. That could be the harbinger for full-fledged economic-criteria based reservation.
Devendra Fadnavis bows to quota demand from Marathas: Country needs transition from community-based to income-based reservations
It is time the country looked past community-based reservations and at least moved to income-based reservations in education and government jobs.
Shiv Sena supports reservation demands for Maratha community, goes against party's stance under Bal Thackeray
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray also came out in support of reservations, saying the "need of the hour" is to pacify Marathas.
Union minister Upendra Kushwaha calls for quotas in judiciary at event to commemorate Ambedkar Jayanti
Upendra Kushwaha, Union minister and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party, rued the lack of representation of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the judiciary.
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar came out in support of the demand for a constitutional amendment that could pave way for introducing reservations in job promotions