Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicCaste discrimination

Topic: caste discrimination

‘Made to sweep floors, wash utensils’ — Dalit PG student at BMC hospital alleges casteist abuse

Sugat Padghan — a 24 year-old from the Scheduled Castes studying at Mumbai’s King Edward Memorial Hospital — has accused fellow students of harassment & authorities of inaction.

‘Misguided’: Professors at US university want ‘caste’ removed from anti-discrimination policy

In an open letter, more than 80 professors at California State University demanded that the addition of caste as a protected category in university policy be removed .

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.

Uttarakhand Dalit cook ‘fired over caste’ files case against upper caste parents, seeks apology

Champawat police station in Uttarakhand has booked at least 26 people under SC/ST Act. Sunita Devi says she is willing to take her case back if she gets a written apology.

‘Caste didn’t lead to sacking’ — Uttarakhand Dalit midday meal cook likely to get job back

Sunita Devi was allegedly fired after students refused to eat food cooked by her. Officials say parents opposed her appointment as it was not according to norms.

Harvard recognises caste-based discrimination, gives Indians studying in US hope of equality

Harvard Graduate Student Union ratified contract including provision for addition of caste as 'protected category'. 1st Ivy League university to recognise such discrimination.

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.

Ministers to Hockey India, all are quiet on casteist attack on Dalit player Vandana Katariya

What do India's sports bodies have in common? Silence on discrimination.

Reactions to OBC medical quota are exposing Indians’ flawed merit argument all over again

I didn’t see any protest or anger by Savarnas against EWS quota. No one wrote: 'I will not get treated by a doctor who did their degree under EWS reservation.'

Caste discrimination – an overlooked factor in Indian kids’ stunted growth

Researchers from Ashoka and Heidelberg universities found that the illegal, but widespread, practice of untouchability is positively associated with height gaps between 'upper caste' and Dalit children.

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(L-R) Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi | ThePrint

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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