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Supreme Court judgment on SC/ST Atrocities Act represents overreach, betrays Constitution itself
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Supreme Court judgment on SC/ST Atrocities Act represents overreach, betrays Constitution itself

The "acknowledged abuse" of the Atrocities Act stands on a somewhat flimsy factual footing

Bharat Bandh: Dalit groups protest against dilution of SC/ST Act; 8 dead, hundreds injured
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Bharat Bandh: Dalit groups protest against dilution of SC/ST Act; 8 dead, hundreds injured

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.

Bharat Bandh: Rajnath Singh appeals to political parties to ensure no communal violence takes place
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Bharat Bandh: Rajnath Singh appeals to political parties to ensure no communal violence takes place

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.

Centre to file review petition of SC order banning automatic arrest under Atrocities Act tomorrow
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Centre to file review petition of SC order banning automatic arrest under Atrocities Act tomorrow

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
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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

Supreme Court verdict on SC/ST Act: Parliamentary panel likely to recommend review of order
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Supreme Court verdict on SC/ST Act: Parliamentary panel likely to recommend review of order

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
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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.

Congress, Dalit body demands Centre to seek review of Supreme Court verdict on SC/ST Act
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Congress, Dalit body demands Centre to seek review of Supreme Court verdict on SC/ST Act

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.

Tamil Nadu fishermen seek Scheduled Castes status; HC directs NCSC to consider plea within 6 months
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Tamil Nadu fishermen seek Scheduled Castes status; HC directs NCSC to consider plea within 6 months

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
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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

Plea in Supreme Court demands exclusion of 'creamy layer' from SC/ST reservation benefits
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Plea in Supreme Court demands exclusion of 'creamy layer' from SC/ST reservation benefits

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.

Rohith Vemula suicide: Police awaits legal opinion as questions about his caste identity persist
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Rohith Vemula suicide: Police awaits legal opinion as questions about his caste identity persist

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

Gujarat Assembly Election Results: Four development challenges for incoming BJP government
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Gujarat Assembly Election Results: Four development challenges for incoming BJP government

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
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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

Dalit leader Ramdas Athawale says reservation should be extended to uppers castes
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Dalit leader Ramdas Athawale says reservation should be extended to uppers castes

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
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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
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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

Acid attack survivors may get reservation in govt jobs, promotions
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Acid attack survivors may get reservation in govt jobs, promotions

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
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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'

Centre to collect information on appointments secured by producing fake caste certificates
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Centre to collect information on appointments secured by producing fake caste certificates

Employees who got jobs using fake caste certificates will be dismissed, the Centre has said.