2020, year of the pandemic: For a first-generation tribal college student in TN, getting an ST certificate has been toughest test
Dhanalakshmi, an Irula student, was preparing to study agricultural sciences, but official apathy towards granting her a community certificate stands in the way of her aspirations
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.
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?
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
The Bench said that states should have the powers to frame laws to accord preferential treatment by sub-classifying caste within SCs and STs
Reservation fufils demand of substantive equality under Article 16(1) of Constitution; states duty-bound to offer it to disadvantaged groups
Under the Constitution, reservation is an aspect of substantive equality which imposes a duty on states to provide it for those groups who are disadvantaged in different terms
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
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
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
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.
Kabza, Purabi Bose's documentary, depicts how forest land diversion for mining has impacted indigenous tribes
Kabza is a part of Purabi Bose's non-profit initiative, Landing Together, which is a unique approach of documenting the voices of thousands of unheard stories of indigenous and pastoralist communities.
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
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
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
Adivasis and the Indian State: Overcoming financial constraints, facing social hostility — what 'education' means for four tribal students
Four adivasi students narrate their personal journeys during their pursuit of education, and their interactions with non-adivasi communities.
Adivasis and the Indian State: Tamil Nadu's Irular community battles govt apathy, police hostility in fight for identity
A majority of the Irular living in the plains stay along water bodies and are semi-nomadic.
The Supreme Court on Friday referred to its three-judge bench the Centre's plea seeking review of the 20 March.
Narendra Modi to launch Kisan Man Dhan Yojana during visit to Jharkhand today; scheme aims to secure lives of 5 crore farmers
Narendra Modi will launch the Kisan Man Dhan Yojana scheme and 400 Ekalvya Model Residential Schools during his visit to Jharkhand on 12 September.
Rahul Gandhi has written to Union minister Arjun Munda and Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, urging them for early payment of compensation to tribals and reconstruction measures in flood-hit areas.