Stalled wedding processions, overpriced water, social abomination: Dalits in Rajasthan’s Madhopura continue to suffer atrocities
In a stark reminder of the atrocities against those belonging to the lower castes, a Dalit groom in Rajasthan’s Madhopura village was prevented by members of the Jat community from sitting on the mare, citing religious sentiments
Excuse of upper caste poverty may not help Modi govt get away with 10% quota if it's legally challenged
The Supreme Court has ground to quash the 10 percent quota law it if it is challenged before it as there has been no mention of any inadequate representation of poorer sections of the society.
After Lok Sabha, now Rajya Sabha approves historic 10% quota Bill for general category poor; big win for Modi govt
The Parliament on Wednesday approved amending the Constitution to provide 10 percent reservation to general category poor in jobs and education with the government terming the landmark move as 'slog over sixes'.
Narendra Modi govt banks on 10% reservation with eye on 2019, but does it risk alienating Dalit votebank?
While the BJP has traditionally enjoyed support from upper castes such as Brahmins, Banias, Rajputs, Jats, Patels and Marathas, that was not enough to fend off challenges from the Congress in the three Hindi heartland states that bankrolled Modi's success in 2014.
BJP's 10 percent reservation for upper castes unlikely to be a winner even among members of the community
What the BJP's sudden decision to provide reservation for the poor people among the forward castes conceals is its fallacious nature and the potentially complicated aftermath
Centre approves 10% reservation for economically weaker upper castes: A look at constitutional validity of move
On Monday, the Union Cabinet approved 10 percent reservation in jobs and education to those economically weaker among the 'general category' who till now have never benefited from quotas.
Modi govt's 10% quota for economically weaker upper castes not a new offer; move likely to face judicial scrutiny
As per the 10% reservation approved for economically backward upper castes, any family from the general category that holds less than five acres of agricultural land, owns less than 1,000 square feet of residential property and earns less than Rs 8 lakh per annum is eligible to seek quota.
Centre approves 10% reservation for economically-weak upper castes; Opposition slams govt for another 'political jumla'
The Centre has approved a 10 percent reservation in government jobs and educational institutes for the economically backward strata among the upper castes, on Monday. The reservation benefit is likely to be availed by those whose annual income is below Rs 8 lakh and who have only up to five acres of land.
Centre's move to give 10% reservation to economically-backward upper castes puts Opposition on back foot
The meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Parliament House on Monday was short — lasting barely half an hour, but it included a monumental decision that will impact the lives and mobility of crores of Indians.
Dalit protests shake BJP's fort as rise in casteism challenges party's politics of Hindutva-laced nationalism
If Dalits continue to clash with upper-caste Hindus, it would destroy its dream of a 'virat' Hindu 'parivar' that votes just for the BJP.
The Varanasi DM's decision to disallow his rally, the unch-neech ki raajneeti coinage he came up with after Priyanka's barbs and the party's demolition of the idea that he may have been born into an upper caste have helped Modi play his victim card effectively.
In the absence of a consolidation of the Muslim vote in favour of any one party or alliance, the Muslim voter will be choosing from among the Congress, SP, BSP and even the Aam Aadmi Party.
The BJP appears to have left the powerful upper castes, its core vote base, angry and disturbed.
The BJP could win 27 seats in UP and 17 in Bihar, but that's still only a third of the 120 seats in the Hindi heartland -- the wave of support for Modi is not the tsunami he needs.