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SC seeks Centre's response on PIL seeking parity in quota for Dalit Christians
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SC seeks Centre's response on PIL seeking parity in quota for Dalit Christians

It has sought inclusion of Dalit Christians in the Scheduled Caste category for enabling them to get benefits of reservation under the Constitution.

Maharashtra's marginalised face discrimination even in death as state govt fails to offer burial, cremation grounds
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Maharashtra's marginalised face discrimination even in death as state govt fails to offer burial, cremation grounds

A lack of burial and cremation grounds in rural Maharashtra especially Marathwada region shows that there's no respite for Dalits, Muslims, and other marginalised communities even in death

Jharkhand Cabinet approves bill which aims to ban religious conversion in state
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Jharkhand Cabinet approves bill which aims to ban religious conversion in state

The Jharkhand Cabinet on Tuesday gave its approval to the Jharkhand Religious Independence Bill 2017, which aims to ban religious conversion in the state.

Supreme Court terms 2001 Census 'unambiguous' for determining proportionate political representation of SC, ST
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Supreme Court terms 2001 Census 'unambiguous' for determining proportionate political representation of SC, ST

The constitutional scheme that the 2001 census data would be used for giving proportionate representation to Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (ST)

Punjab minister asks Opposition to wait one year before judging Amarinder Singh govt
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Punjab minister asks Opposition to wait one year before judging Amarinder Singh govt

Punjab minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot asked the opponents to wait for at least a year before "passing a judgement" on the performance of the Amarinder Singh-led Congress government.

Congress Leader Jaipal Reddy slams Telangana CM, calls him 'merchant of mid-day dreams'
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Congress Leader Jaipal Reddy slams Telangana CM, calls him 'merchant of mid-day dreams'

Hyderabad: Describing Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao as a "merchant of mid-day dreams", senior Congress leader S Jaipal Reddy said he made promises, which were difficult to implement.

Karnataka Election 2018: Congress lashes out at BS Yeddyurappa as Lingayat strongman threatens Dalit vote bank
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Karnataka Election 2018: Congress lashes out at BS Yeddyurappa as Lingayat strongman threatens Dalit vote bank

As the BJP announces its chief ministerial candidate in Karnataka, despite the pulao goof-up, the Congress readies to mount a fierce attack.

Modi govt's Smart City scheme may make housing unaffordable for poor, says UN report
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Modi govt's Smart City scheme may make housing unaffordable for poor, says UN report

The Smart City scheme of Government of India might broaden the gap between the rich and poorer cities with an overreliance on technology possibly resulting in an unaffordable housing for the poor, a United Nations expert says in a report to the current UN Human Rights Council (HRC) session

BJP-ruled Rajasthan tops list of states with highest atrocities against SC/ST; UP close second
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BJP-ruled Rajasthan tops list of states with highest atrocities against SC/ST; UP close second

BJP-ruled Rajasthan has reported the highest number of cases of atrocities against SCs and STs during 2013-15, followed by poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar, a new government report said, even as the Centre today flagged the issue of poor conviction rates in such cases.

Sharad Pawar says Maharashtra ATS 'terrorising' Muslim youths, Devendra Fadnavis rejects claim
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Sharad Pawar says Maharashtra ATS 'terrorising' Muslim youths, Devendra Fadnavis rejects claim

Addressing a press meet in Mumbai, Pawar said a delegation of various Muslim outfits met him recently and aired their concern over the youths from the community being "terrorised" on mere suspicion of having links with Islamic State and other banned organisations.

Rohith Vemula was not a Dalit, says HRD Ministry appointed panel
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Rohith Vemula was not a Dalit, says HRD Ministry appointed panel

The one-member commission appointed by the HRD Ministry stated that research scholar Rohith Vemula did not belong to the Scheduled Caste community and was not a Dalit

Dalit atrocities are part of our social fabric and they're here to stay
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Dalit atrocities are part of our social fabric and they're here to stay

The perpetrators of rape repeated it as a revenge for the audacity shown by the Dalit family to file a police case and refuse to accept a compromise.

In Gujarat, 95 of 100 suspects in crimes against Dalits acquitted
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In Gujarat, 95 of 100 suspects in crimes against Dalits acquitted

As violent protests continue in the Prime Minister’s home state of Gujarat over the flogging of Dalit youth by upper-caste Hindu vigilantes, an IndiaSpend analysis reveals a conviction rate six times lower than the Indian average–over 10 years–for crimes against scheduled castes (SCs) and scheduled tribes (STs).

UP, Punjab elections: Centre doles out Rs 390 crore scholarships for SC students ahead of polls
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UP, Punjab elections: Centre doles out Rs 390 crore scholarships for SC students ahead of polls

The central government approved Rs 390 crore to be given as scholarships to SC students of UP and Punjab where assembly elections are due next year.

Centre asks states to link Aadhaar with caste, domicile certificates
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Centre asks states to link Aadhaar with caste, domicile certificates

The responsibility for issuance of residency and caste certificate is with the state governments and Union Territories.

Govt scraps medical test for SC/ST victims of non-invasive sexual harassment
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Govt scraps medical test for SC/ST victims of non-invasive sexual harassment

The government has scrapped an over 20-year-old provision of conducting medical examination in cases of non-invasive sexual harassment

NHRC to hold open hearing, camp for Bihar-related cases in Patna
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NHRC to hold open hearing, camp for Bihar-related cases in Patna

During the open hearing sessions, members Justice Cyriac Joseph, Justice D Murugesan and S C Sinha, will hear petitioners of 67 cases in the presence of the senior officers concerned of the state government.

Budget 2016: Cabinet approves Stand-up India; govt allocates Rs 500 cr to support SC/ST, women entrepreneurs
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Budget 2016: Cabinet approves Stand-up India; govt allocates Rs 500 cr to support SC/ST, women entrepreneurs

Government has allocated Rs 500 crore for scheduled caste, scheduled tribes and women entrepreneurs in the Budget under the Stand Up India scheme.

Hyderabad suicide: Outrage merely an indication of media bias and cynical opportunism, not large-scale social change
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Hyderabad suicide: Outrage merely an indication of media bias and cynical opportunism, not large-scale social change

Rohith Vemula's suicide in Hyderabad university has proved again that subaltern voice in India shall always be held hostage at the altar of political opportunism and media's confirmation bias.

Cannot use 'scheduled caste' for Backward community, says Maharashtra govt
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Cannot use 'scheduled caste' for Backward community, says Maharashtra govt

A Maharashtra government resolution on hereditary employment to sanitary workers from SC community has raised hackles over alleged use of a casteist word.