Sunday, 16 January, 2022
TopicCaste census

Topic: Caste census

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.

BJP OBC Morcha chief shifts caste census onus on states, says Modi govt can take it from there

BJP OBC unit chief K. Laxman says no one stopped states from conducting own caste-based survey. Last week, Modi govt told SC, population census not ideal instrument for collection of caste details. 

Modi govt’s reluctance shows caste census is politically inflammable. But it’s also a necessary evil

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Centre rules out caste-based census in 2021, faults 2011 Socio-Economic & Caste Census survey

Centre's response came in an affidavit filed in Supreme Court in response to petition filed by Maharashtra seeking declaration of SECC-2011 raw caste data of OBCs.

EWS quota is a bad law, it needs to go

The Madras High Court nixed EWS quota in NEET. Not only the Supreme Court, our Parliament too must revisit the EWS law.

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Chaman Border Gate between Afghanistan and Pakistan (file photo) | Commons

Pakistani State won’t collapse. Choice is between civil war and short-term rise in violence

Islamabad's new national security doctrine, calling for peace and trade, is good news for neighbours like India. But it doesn't address a critical question.

RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.

Defence

A visual from the crash site in Tamil Nadu. | Photo: Twitter/ANI

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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