Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
TopicCaste census

Topic: Caste census

Bihar is talking caste census but with Mandal memories — Hope, anxiety, fear

Caste census is a political hot potato that is likely to upset social and political arithmetic. And it is something no party can afford to be seen openly opposing.

Don’t limit caste census to Hindus. Include tribals, Dalits of Muslim, Sikh, Christian faiths

The Rangnath Mishra Committee and the Sachar Committee reports too acknowledge the poor condition of Dalits and Adivasis of the Muslim faith.

Only 2 options for Opposition, and why Akshay Kumar’s new movie could be the answer to inflation

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Decade without data – Why India is delaying Census when US, UK, China went ahead during Covid

Government policies, schemes and studies need data. For the first time, India has none to offer for the decade gone by.

Congress says it ‘fully’ backs Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on caste census

Kumar had earlier tried to engage with the Centre on the issue of a caste census. Upon receiving a lukewarm response, has decided to undertake a state-specific survey.

BJP has a challenger in UP 2022. Akhilesh Yadav’s campaign a shift away from Mulayam’s

Akhilesh Yadav is promising to hold a caste census in UP. It’s an issue that BJP and Congress have remained silent on out of fear they will lose dominant caste votes.

You are an OBC if you score 11/22 — We traced nearly 100 years of caste in Indian census

Rajiv Gandhi called Mandal report a ‘can of worms’. India has tried to open it five times and shut it as quickly.

Brahmins at the top on all indicators in states with schemes that benefit only them, study says

Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana have adopted a set of measures that provide preferential schemes for Brahmins, which only serves to invert caste inequality upside down.

The 2nd Mandal plus Market ‘revolution’ is coming. And centre-Left has an edge over Hindu Right

BJP's ambivalence on caste census outlines the fact that Mandal, or social justice, is re-emerging as the pre-eminent ideological fault line that will determine the future of India’s polity.

A state survey is no solution to lack of political will for national caste census

Although a state-level survey might sound like a feasible idea to end the logjam on caste census, it’s not as simple as it sounds.

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India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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