SC/ST Act Amendment Bill in Parliament: Modi govt looks to turn around Supreme Court's order as Dalit groups threaten to launch strike
The 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
Punjab cabinet approves restoration of reservation for Scheduled Caste (SC) state government employees
In 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.
AMU should provide quota if it can't prove minority status, says SC/ST panel: Varsity walks tightrope between minority character, reservations
Adding 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.
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.
Supreme Court refuses to stay ruling on SC/ST Act, says order only aims to prevent innocents from being punished
The 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.
'SC, ST, OBC' marked on chests of newly-recruited police constables in Madhya Pradesh; inquiry ordered
Candidates 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
Supreme Court verdict diluting SC/ST Atrocities Act will increase caste-based violence, fear Dalit activists
Human 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
Supreme Court's SC/ST Act judgment: Legislative history of India's attempts (and failures) to protect the downtrodden
Repeated 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.
The 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.
SC adding obstacles to Indian justice system; court must avoid weakening laws safeguarding gender, caste rights
The 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
TISS protest over cancellation of aid for SC, ST, OBC students enters 5th day: Students threaten to gherao Ramdas Athawale's home
The protest at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) entered the fifth day as students, who are agitating against withdrawal of financial aid given to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) scholars at the institute, showed no signs to relent.
Madhya Pradesh: Boy sets girl on fire after she resists sexual assault attempt, apprehended by police
A 13-year-old girl was allegedly set on fire by a boy when she resisted his attempt to sexually assault her, a Madhya Pradesh police official said on Monday
Acid attack victims and people with autism, mental illnesses to get reserved seats in central govt jobs
People with autism, mental illnesses, intellectual disability and victims of acid attacks will now get quota in central government jobs
Puducherry govt will give clothes instead of cash to Scheduled Caste and BPL ration card holders for Pongal
Puducherry government has said families belonging to the Scheduled Caste community and those living below poverty line here would receive cash instead of garments for Pongal
Madras HC directs Centre to ensure scheme to reduce dropout rates among SC, ST girls reaches all beneficiaries
The Madras High Court directed the Centre to ensure that an incentive scheme, that's aimed at reducing the dropout rate among girl students of SC and ST communities after Class VIII, reaches all the beneficiaries of Tamil Nadu
Remarks against SCs, STs over phone in public places to invite five year jail term, rules Supreme Court
The Supreme Court has ruled that using casteist remarks over phone in a public place against the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe category amount to criminal offence warranting a jail of a maximum five years.
A court in Raigarh has registered a case against BJP MLA Hazarilal Dangi, for allegedly unlawfully purchasing land leased to Dalits
Gujarat Assembly Election 2017: Hardik Patel's quest for reservation to Patidars as OBCs is politically unviable
The power of Hardik Patel as a symbol arises from the challenge he represents to the Indian state’s reservation policy for the OBCs.
Study links underweight children in urban India with social backwardness, illiteracy and lack of toilets
A new study by National Institute of Nutrition shows that an underweight child in urban India is more likely to belong to a disadvantaged community, have an illiterate father or live in a home without a toilet than other children
A woman candidate of Congress, accused of allegedly hurling casteist slur at a voter during MCD elections in 2012, has been discharged by a court New Delhi