The "acknowledged abuse" of the Atrocities Act stands on a somewhat flimsy factual footing
Violent protests erupted on Monday during the Bharat Bandh called by Dalit outfits against the alleged dilution of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
Home minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said the Centre has filed a review petition in the Supreme Court against "dilution" of the SC/ST Act, as he appealed the political parties to ensure that no communal violence takes place in the country in the backdrop of widespread protests over the issue.
The government will file a review petition before the Supreme Court on Monday, challenging its order banning automatic arrest under the Atrocities Act.
Centre to file review petition over SC ruling on SC/ST Act, says Ram Vilas Paswan after meeting Narendra Modi
A delegation of Dalit ministers and MPs led by Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Wednesday
A parliamentary committee may recommend that the government file a review petition against the Supreme Court order diluting the provisions of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, according to panel members.
Dalit MPs cut across party lines to demand review of Supreme Court order diluting protections under SC/ST Act
SC's order diluting the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act continues to face fierce opposition from across the political spectrum.
The Centre on Wednesday faced demands from the Congress and a Dalit group to seek a review of the judgement of the Supreme Court that protects public servants and private employees from arbitrary arrests under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
The petitioner organisation, Fisherman Care, also wanted the government to reserve six legislative constituencies and three parliamentary constituencies in the state for the fishermen community.
Ahead of Chhattisgarh polls, govt helps SC/STs denied caste certificates due to spelling mistakes avail benefits
This move by the Chhattisgarh government comes months ahead of Assembly elections, which are expected to be held towards the end of the year
A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking exclusion of the creamy layer among Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes from getting any reservation benefit.
Cyberabad police (Cyberabad Metropolitan Police) on Friday said they are awaiting legal opinion in the Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula suicide case, after getting a report from the revenue authorities that he did not belong to a Scheduled Caste (SC) community
As BJP forms govt in Gujarat, it faces challenges of low immunisation, low enrollment of girls in school, low conviction rates for crimes against ST/SC.
Supreme Court says Constitution Bench to decide if a revisit on creamy layer in SC, ST quota is required
Supreme Court agreed to consider whether its 11-year-old judgment dealing with the issue of application of the 'creamy layer' for reservation to SC and ST categories
Ramdas Athawale said reservations in jobs should go up from the present 49.5 percent to 75 percent on economic criteria and higher castes must also benefit
Centre's decision to raise 'creamy layer' income cap in OBC category will empower poor, says Ram Vilas Paswan
Ram Vilas Paswan hailed the Centre's decision to raise the 'creamy layer' income cap in the OBC category as "historic" and said it was a step towards giving "more power to the poor".
National Commission for Scheduled Castes unhappy with Kerala govt over rise in violence against Dalits
National Commission for Scheduled Castes Saturday said atrocities against Dalits were increasing in Kerala, and the state government has failed to ensure them adequate safety
People with autism, mental illnesses and intellectual disability as well as victims of acid attacks may get quotas in jobs and promotions in the Central government.
Replace 'Scheduled Castes' with 'Dalit' in official communication, says Gujarat minister Atmaram Parmar
Gujarat's Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Atmaram Parmar asked officials of his department not to use the word 'Dalit' and replace it with 'Scheduled Castes'
Employees who got jobs using fake caste certificates will be dismissed, the Centre has said.