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How the Savarna construction of reservation vs merit binary has stalled progress of Dalits across sectors
India

How the Savarna construction of reservation vs merit binary has stalled progress of Dalits across sectors

Creating economic resources and social unification for the oppressed sections of society will help in flattening the brahmanical hegemonic theory of caste and merit.

Hathras rape and murder case: Judiciary must find way to fix responsibility when State is at fault
India

Hathras rape and murder case: Judiciary must find way to fix responsibility when State is at fault

When the State discharges its duties through individual officers/staff in a caste-ridden society like India, if they are biased, what will happen to dispensation of justice and rule of law?

India's Dalit Muslims, marginalised historically and in the present day, find scant mention in mainstream discourse
India

India's Dalit Muslims, marginalised historically and in the present day, find scant mention in mainstream discourse

In times when Muslims are actively resisting state oppression and savagery, and valiantly propagating a counter-narrative to Islamophobia, they must also look to issues within the community.

#TheWeekThatWas | The status of women in Indian judiciary
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#TheWeekThatWas | The status of women in Indian judiciary

According to a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, there are only two women judges in the Supreme Court and 78 in various high courts of the country.

SC to revisit 2004 verdict that barred states from sub-classifying SCs/STs for reservation in jobs, education
India

SC to revisit 2004 verdict that barred states from sub-classifying SCs/STs for reservation in jobs, education

The Bench said that states should have the powers to frame laws to accord preferential treatment by sub-classifying caste within SCs and STs

SC says hard for elected govt to have 'political will' to meet with challenges of reservation; strikes down 100% ST quota in scheduled areas
India

SC says hard for elected govt to have 'political will' to meet with challenges of reservation; strikes down 100% ST quota in scheduled areas

It is very hard for an elected government to have the 'political will' to meet the challenges arising out of the reservation scenario wherein neither the lists of those entitled have been reviewed nor the quota provisions have come to an end, the Supreme Court has observed.

Ram Vilas Paswan says Centre should bring ordinance to ‘rectify’ SC order on reservation in jobs for ST, SC communities
India

Ram Vilas Paswan says Centre should bring ordinance to ‘rectify’ SC order on reservation in jobs for ST, SC communities

Centre should bring an ordinance to 'rectify' SC's decision on reservation in jobs for SC, ST communities and all such issues should be included in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution to insulate them from judicial review, Ram Vilas Paswan said on Friday.

SC verdict upholding Centre's amendments to SC/ST Atrocities Act restores law's original intent, corrects flawed 2018 judgment
India

SC verdict upholding Centre's amendments to SC/ST Atrocities Act restores law's original intent, corrects flawed 2018 judgment

The apex court's verdict of March 2018 on the Atrocities Act would have rendered a crucial legislation meant to protect the marginalised sections of society toothless.

Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad calls for Bharat Bandh on 23 Feb after Supreme Court upholds SC, ST Amendment Act
India

Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad calls for Bharat Bandh on 23 Feb after Supreme Court upholds SC, ST Amendment Act

Bhim Army chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad on Wednesday called for a Bharat Bandh on 23 February against a Supreme Court ruling that states were not bound to provide reservation in promotion and appointments in public employment

Odisha tribal girl raped for months by husband of residential school headmistress; cops arrest accused after minor found pregnant
India

Odisha tribal girl raped for months by husband of residential school headmistress; cops arrest accused after minor found pregnant

A Class VII student of a state-run residential school in Odisha's Koraput district was raped for months allegedly by the headmistress' husband, who has been arrested after she was found to be three months pregnant, police said on Saturday.

JMM manifesto promises 67% quota for SC/ST, OBC; implementation of Sachar Committee recommendations for Muslims
Politics

JMM manifesto promises 67% quota for SC/ST, OBC; implementation of Sachar Committee recommendations for Muslims

Releasing the party's manifesto for the polls on Tuesday, JMM president Shibu Soren and his son Hemant said, if it came to power, 75 percent jobs in the private sector would be reserved for locals

Supreme Court upholds SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendments Act, says can't presume that Dalits, Tribals may misuse law
India

Supreme Court upholds SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendments Act, says can't presume that Dalits, Tribals may misuse law

The Supreme Court is likely to uphold the amendments made by the government in the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989

Supreme Court recalls verdict diluting SC/ST Atrocities Act, restores earlier legal position on arrests under legislation
India

Supreme Court recalls verdict diluting SC/ST Atrocities Act, restores earlier legal position on arrests under legislation

The judgement was delivered on the Centre's plea seeking review of the 2018 verdict, by which certain safeguards were provided in the Atrocities Act.

Supreme Court recalls 2018 order diluting provisions of arrest under SC/ST Act, says struggle for equality not yet over
India

Supreme Court recalls 2018 order diluting provisions of arrest under SC/ST Act, says struggle for equality not yet over

The Supreme Court on Tuesday recalled its direction in the 20 March 2018 verdict which had virtually diluted provisions of arrest under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocity) Act

SC/ST Act verdict: Supreme Court refers Centre's review plea of 2018 judgment to three-judge bench
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SC/ST Act verdict: Supreme Court refers Centre's review plea of 2018 judgment to three-judge bench

The Supreme Court on Friday referred to its three-judge bench the Centre's plea seeking review of the 20 March.

Adivasis and the Indian State: Caught between Hinduisation and indifferent govt, Madias of Maharashtra struggle to make ends meet
India

Adivasis and the Indian State: Caught between Hinduisation and indifferent govt, Madias of Maharashtra struggle to make ends meet

Majority of the families belonging to the Madia tribe in Maharashtra, whose lives have been disrupted by an encroaching ‘civilisation’, are left with a Hobson’s choice — assimilate and lose their Adivasi culture or resist and lose their lives

Stalled wedding processions, overpriced water, social abomination: Dalits in Rajasthan’s Madhopura continue to suffer atrocities
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Stalled wedding processions, overpriced water, social abomination: Dalits in Rajasthan’s Madhopura continue to suffer atrocities

In a stark reminder of the atrocities against those belonging to the lower castes, a Dalit groom in Rajasthan’s Madhopura village was prevented by members of the Jat community from sitting on the mare, citing religious sentiments

'Casteism hidden behind white coats': Students, professors say medical field rife with bias against marginalised
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'Casteism hidden behind white coats': Students, professors say medical field rife with bias against marginalised

Casteism in the medical fraternity is as deep-rooted as in any other part of society, says Brajesh Lahri, a medical student.