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Dec 13, 2018
Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2018 result: Support from SC, ST communities helped propel Congress to majorityIn Chhattisgarh, the constituencies with a high population of Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Scheduled Caste (SC) communities, have contributed hugely in steering Congress towards a thumping victory in the state.
Nov 21, 2018
District Council in Shillong introduces bill to penalise non-tribals claiming to be Khasi tribals; culprits can face jail term of 3 yearsA bill was introduced in the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), on the first day of its winter session on Tuesday to penalise non-tribals who claim to be tribals.
Nov 16, 2018
Marathas are backward community, says reservation panel, recommends 16% quota: Devendra Fadnavis faces tricky taskThe Maharashtra State Backward Classes Commission has suggested reservation of 16 percent for the Marathas, stating that the community is socially and economically backward, however, the Maharashtra government may find it impossible to implement the suggestion, especially keeping in mind the restrictions on caste-based reservation in India
Nov 05, 2018
Chhattisgarh Assembly polls 2018: Mayawati says 'casteist' BJP, Congress are trying to 'abolish' reservation systemThe BSP is contesting the election — to be held in two phases on 12 and 20 November — in alliance with the JCC-J and the Communist Party of India (CPI).
Oct 24, 2018
Watch social media for atrocity cases on SCs, STs, other vulnerable sections of society, says Vijay RupaniThe Gujarat government on Tuesday directed the district collectors and superintendents of police to keep a watch on social media platforms for instances of atrocities on SCs, STs and other vulnerable sections of the society.
Aug 16, 2018
'Creamy layer' concept can't be applied to deny quota benefits to SC/ST employees in govt jobs, says Centre to Supreme CourtAttorney General KK Venugopal told a five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra that there is no judgment which says that affluent people of the SC/ST community can be denied quota benefits by applying creamy layer concept.
Aug 06, 2018
Assam Police lathi-charge protesters to quell rail roko agitation in Choutara village; 12 injured, 15 arrestedThe AKRSU in Assam were demanding the inclusion of the Koch Rajbongshi community in the Scheduled Tribe (ST) category and disrupted trains across the state.
Jul 19, 2018
Govt plans 50 percent reservation for SC/ST applicants in teaching positions at state-run universities, says HRD ministryUnion HRD minister Javadekar said that the government is planning to allot 50 percent reservations for SC/ST applicants in teaching positions in government universities and colleges
Jul 13, 2018
AMU should provide quota if it can't prove minority status, says SC/ST panel: Varsity walks tightrope between minority character, reservationsAdding a new twist to the ongoing controversy over minority status of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), the National Commission for Scheduled Castes is planning to order the university to implement the reservation policy or submit documents supporting its claim to prove the university's minority status.
Jun 11, 2018
Upper-caste Hindus least afraid of police, while Sikhs are religious community most fearful of cops, says reportUpper-caste Hindus fear police the least, are most likely to have a favourable opinion of them and are least likely to be contacted by them, says a report.