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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.
Jun 05, 2018
Narendra Modi addresses beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, says 'govt working to free sector from corruption, middlemen'The government has been working to free the housing sector of corruption and middlemen to ensure people get their own houses without hassle, prime minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday.
May 03, 2018
Supreme Court refuses to stay ruling on SC/ST Act, says order only aims to prevent innocents from being punishedThe Supreme Court rejected the Centre's demand for a stay on its verdict on the SC/ST Act and said it favoured the protection of the rights of these communities.
Apr 29, 2018
'SC, ST, OBC' marked on chests of newly-recruited police constables in Madhya Pradesh; inquiry orderedCandidates appearing for a medical test for the constable’s job in Dhar of Madhya Pradesh were allegedly marked with ‘SC’ on their chests to facilitate identification according to their castes
Apr 21, 2018
Supreme Court verdict diluting SC/ST Atrocities Act will increase caste-based violence, fear Dalit activistsHuman rights activists and Dalit leaders worry that the apex court's ruling will lead to an increase in atrocities committed against Dalits and other religious minorities
Apr 04, 2018
Supreme Court's SC/ST Act judgment: Legislative history of India's attempts (and failures) to protect the downtroddenRepeated legislation has been unable to solve the problems faced by the SC/ST community. As such, the dilution of the protections afforded to them is problematic.
Apr 02, 2018
Bharat Bandh: Magnitude of Dalit mobilisation could upset BJP's poll calculus, should worry CentreThe magnitude of Dalit mobilisation and aggression shown by community members during Bharat Bandh, seeking review of Supreme Court order diluting provisions of the Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act should cause a great deal of concern to Narendra Modi government and the BJP.
Mar 25, 2018
SC adding obstacles to Indian justice system; court must avoid weakening laws safeguarding gender, caste rightsThe recent Supreme Court ruling on SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act is likely to add new obstacles in finding justice, gut a law crucial to protecting Dalit and Adivasi rights