Rahul Gandhi asks Narendra Modi to wake up from 'deep slumber' over atrocities against Dalits in BJP-ruled states
Rahul Gandhi's remarks came days after he accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of having an 'anti-Dalit' mindset.
Rajya Sabha rejects resolution to ensure SC, ST community members avail benefits of reservation across country
The resolution sought amending the Constitution to ensure that persons belonging to SCs and STs in one state should be regarded the same across the country to avail the benefits of reservation.
Gurupriya bridge: Political slugfest undermines big step towards development as parties fight over credit and rivals allege scam
Nonetheless, the 910-metre bridge has proved to be a boon for around 30,000 tribal villagers residing in a zone cut-off from mainland Odisha for more than five decades in the absence of any concrete road or proper river link.
Rajya Sabha unanimously passes Bill to overturn Supreme Court judgment on SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act
Replying to the debate on the Bill in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawar Chand Gehlot said all those who spoke on the Bill have supported it
SC asks Centre to prove inadequate representation of SC/ST people in govt jobs, seeks 'quantifiable data'
The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre as to why the states have not come forward with any quantifiable data for SC/ST quota government services even 12 years after its verdict on the 'creamy layer'.
The bill to restore the original provisions of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act will be brought in Parliament, he said. The Supreme Court in a ruling in March had introduced safeguards which, Dalit leaders and organisations said, diluted the Act and rendered it toothless.
Narendra Modi govt claims 55% of Mudra loans given to backward classes, data tells a different story
The majority of those receiving MUDRA loans belong to the general category and this has not changed in the three years since the scheme has been operational
Mayawati lashes out at Narendra Modi govt for delaying implementation of reservation in SC/ST promotions
BSP president Mayawati on Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi government of delaying the implementation of reservation in promotions for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, saying that the Supreme Court had always held it constitutional.
Brahmins and Jat Sikhs lead campaign for Dalit land rights in Punjab amid milieu of deep-rooted caste prejudices
In Punjab, a significant section of the leadership of the campaign for Dalit land rights comes from Brahmins and Jat Sikhs – both considered high castes.
Karnataka polls: Supreme Court's order demoting SC/ST officers in state irks community, may impact electoral results
A few days ahead of the Karnataka Assembly polls, over 20,000 government officers belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) communities are being demoted across all government offices in the state
The government will issue an ordinance to uphold the rights of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes if the Supreme Court does not go back on its judgment deleting the provision of immediate arrest on complaints from Dalits, says Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, who asserts that the Constitution too will be amended if need be.
Over the last couple of years, Dalit weddings have been interrupted by upper castes in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.
Karnataka elections 2018: Dalit's major demand is implementation of Constitution, says RPI's R Mohan Raj
Republican Party of India's Karnataka president R Mohan Raj, who is contesting from Udupi in the upcoming Assembly election in the state, says lack of proper implementation of the Constitution has led to the rise in violation of Dalit rights
The Supreme Court will hear the Centre's plea seeking review of its judgment on the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act (SC/ST Act) on 3 May.
The rights of the backwards, SC/STs and minorities are absolutely safe under the Narendra Modi government, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Monday.
Democracy In India Part 3: Caste and politics continue to collide, sometimes violently, in a cyclical struggle for power
With the Indian democracy emerging as a dominant player, some social and political changes have been seen. But caste and politics continue to collide.
Bharat Bandh: Centre sends 30 CRPF companies to states to maintain law and order, prevent any untoward incident
The Central government has sent 30 companies of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) – the country's largest paramilitary force – to various states to maintain law and order during the "Bharat Bandh" called on Tuesday.
Democracy In India Part 2: Use of religion by ruling parties overwhelms secular character of Indian State
The Indian State, guided by the Constitution, does aspire to be secular. But in practice, religion has deeply penetrated its apparatus and democracy.
Democracy In India Part 1: BJP, Congress prioritise community over individual, use caste and religion to enslave citizens
In this process of interplay between identity and politics, BJP may have learnt from the Congress, which is beginning to re-learn the same: This time from the BJP. Such identity politics will continue for the foreseeable future. In Indian democracy, the individual stands defeated.
Bharat Bandh: Over 5,000 people booked, 32 arrested for rioting in Ghaziabad; raids on to arrest others
As many as 5,000 people have been booked for creating ruckus and damaging public and government properties in Ghaziabad during Bharat Bandh protests.