Mob assaults two Siddi men and their friend in Gujarat's Veraval; four arrested, sent to judicial custody, says police
On 3 June, three men — two from Siddi community and another from Laghumati community — were tied to a bench and beaten up by a mob in Veraval, a hub of fishing industries in Gujarat's Gir Somnath district
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
Travels through the Hindi belt: A year on from SC/ST Act agitation, Shobhapur village is a virtual ghost town
On 2 April last year, residents had poured on to the Delhi-Dehradun highway running perpendicular to the village to protest the dilution of the SC/ST Act. Similar agitations had been held across the country. But the demonstration at Shobhapur took a violent turn.
Supreme Court declines to stay amendments to SC/ST Act; CJI to decide if review petitions, pleas are to be heard together
The Supreme Court today declined to stay amendments in the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989
NDA stitches together formidable alliance in Bihar as BJP signals willingness to assuage allies' concerns
By sealing the seat-sharing deal with Ram Vilas Paswan's LJP, the BJP leadership has sent a message to Shiv Sena, TDP and others — existing and former allies — that the party will not hesitate in taking a step forward if needed to maintain the coalition dharma
Raja Bhaiya to launch Janshakti Party in Lucknow today; Kunda strongman to contest 2019 polls on anti-Dalit plank
Six-time Independent MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singh, alias Raja Bhaiya, on Friday formally launched his Janshankti Party at Ramabai ground in Lucknow. The party will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections
Ram temple in Ayodhya: VHP leader Alok Kumar says bringing ordinance 'only option', Centre should show urgency
The VHP will organise a massive rally at the Ram Leela ground in New Delhito press for a law for the temple's construction. This rally will be held on 9 December, two days before Parliament's Winter Session begins, the organisation's international working president said.
Congress has failed to build narrative against Madhya Pradesh CM in run-up to Vidhan Sabha polls, say analysts
Uncertainty looms on whether the BJP under Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will return to power for a fourth consecutive term or if fortune will smile on the Congress after its long electoral drought.
Madhya Pradesh Assembly election results will tell us more about 2019 than all other four states, here's why
Madhya Pradesh has emerged as the most coveted prize to bag among the three north Indian states due to elect their new Assemblies this year. This is because Madhya Pradesh mirrors the big Indian story of agrarian distress, economic disruptions caused by demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax, and social conflict.
Gujarat auto driver made to crawl on road for harassing woman; lodges counter-FIR alleging casteist slurs hurled at him
Four persons have been arrested in Gujarat's Junagadh district for thrashing a Dalit auto driver and forcing him to crawl on a pubic road for allegedly harassing a woman, police said Wednesday.
Uttar Pradesh Police constable sodomises minor at police station for days; cop suspended, booked under POCSO, SC/ST Acts
A Uttar Pradesh Police constable, posted with the UP100 service in Hathras, has been suspended after he sodomised a minor inside a police station for several days, an officer said on Wednesday.
Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Friday assured people that no one would be implicated falsely in Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act cases.
Amid protests, Shivraj Singh Chouhan says no arrests will be made under amended SC/ST Act without probe
Chouhan was replying to a query on the protests in the state against the Parliament clearing the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018 in August restoring some stringent provisions of the Act.
BSP to contest alone in Lok Sabha 2019 polls if party does not get 'respectable' seat share in anti-BJP alliance, says Mayawati
At a press conference, held for the first time in Mayawati's Lucknow residence after she was forced to vacate her bungalow on Supreme Court orders, she made clear that BSP might be compelled to go it alone if it does not get a "respectable number" of seats
New amendments to SC/ST Act by Parliament cannot be stayed, says Supreme Court; asks for Centre's response on pleas
The new amendments to the SC/ST law passed by Parliament cannot be stayed at this stage, the Supreme Court said Wednesday, as it sought the Centre's response on a batch of pleas challenging the fresh provisions.
Amid anti-SC/ST Act protests, Union minister Ramdas Athawale roots for 25% quota for upper caste poor
Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Friday rooted for 25 percent reservation to the poor among the upper castes by enhancing the quota limit to 75 percent.
Bharat Bandh: Bihar MP Pappu Yadav claims he was attacked in Muzaffarpur; police says no evidence of attack
After the alleged attack, Yadav got emotional in front of media and said, "I have never asked for anyone's caste, never did caste politics. But the attackers first asked for my caste and then attacked."
"There is no question of invoking the Act against anyone if he has not committed any atrocity against a member of SC or ST communities. We will ensure that the Act is not misused," Ramdas Athawale, a prominent Dalit leader said.