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Nov 16, 2018
Short history of word 'Dalit': Move to scrap use of term has roots in history; all ruling parties have applied labels to communityAnd yet, every time the community has fought back and reasserted its rights in a dominant upper-caste society, they have managed to reunite under the canopy of the term 'Dalit' rather than any other nomenclature that the non-Dalits may have tried to ascribe to the society.
Oct 25, 2018
Delhi University suggests banning Kancha Ilaiah's books from MA Political Science syllabus, objects to use of word 'Dalit'The Delhi University on Wednesday recommended removing Dalit writer-activist Kancha Ilaiah's books from its political science syllabus over their "controversial content", while also suggesting to discontinue the use of the word 'Dalit' in academic discourse.
Sep 28, 2018
Narendra Modi and RSS, Part III: Sangh, PM are on same page; never rely on static social base for supportAs the 2019 elections draw near, Narendra Modi’s outreach to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes must be seen as a determined plan to expand the party’s support base beyond its traditional social constituency
Sep 27, 2018
Narendra Modi and RSS, Part 2: Rise of a backward caste as PM is highpoint of Sangh's Hindutva projectPrime Minister Narendra Modi’s emergence as the tallest Hindutva leader coming from backward class is not a freak accident. It is consistent with the history of the RSS and its efforts to forge a Hindutva force subsuming all castes
Sep 21, 2018
Yogi Adityanath cancels visit to dominantly scheduled caste village Kol Gadhiya, second year in a rowRumour – and the administration – had it that Yogi was to visit Kol Gadhiya on 16 September. An army of labour was launched to clean and pave the way for Yogi’s convoy. Last year, in October 2017, he had stood this village up for the first time.
Sep 15, 2018
Shutdown in Telangana's Miryalguda over 'honour' killing of man from SC community, organisations hold rallies seeking justiceA shutdown was imposed in Telangana's Miryalguda town on Saturday over the murder of a man from a Scheduled Caste community.
Aug 30, 2018
Supreme Court says people notified as SC/ST members in one state can't necessarily claim quota benefits in other statesThe bench with a majority of 4:1 held that so far as Delhi is concerned, the central reservation policy regarding SC/ST would be applicable here.
Aug 02, 2018
SC/ST Act Amendment Bill in Parliament: Modi govt looks to turn around Supreme Court's order as Dalit groups threaten to launch strikeThe Narendra Modi-led NDA government has decided to bring a constitutional amendment bill in Parliament to restore the original provisions of the SC/ST Act, amid growing pressure from alliance partners
Jul 31, 2018
Punjab cabinet approves restoration of reservation for Scheduled Caste (SC) state government employeesIn a reprieve to the state government employees belonging to Scheduled Castes, the Punjab Cabinet on Monday approved the proposal for restoration of the reservation of 14 percent to Scheduled Caste (SC) employees in Group-A and Group-B and 20 percent in Group-C and Group-D services for filling up the vacancies by promotion.
Jul 13, 2018
AMU should provide quota if it can't prove minority status, says SC/ST panel: Varsity walks tightrope between minority character, reservationsAdding a new twist to the ongoing controversy over minority status of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), the National Commission for Scheduled Castes is planning to order the university to implement the reservation policy or submit documents supporting its claim to prove the university's minority status.