Sunday, 27 November, 2022
TopicCaste discrimination

Topic: caste discrimination

Goodbye, General Category. EWS quota ends savarna’s long-enjoyed casteless identity

10% quota in government jobs and educational institutions is not an inclusive affirmative action policy but will exclusively benefit the so-called 'General Category'.

Hindu-Americans are in denial about caste. It’s been in religious scriptures for long

Battle lines are being drawn in response to the emergence of caste fissures in the American workplace, thanks to California Civil Rights Department's case against CISCO.

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.

‘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.

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FILE PHOTO: Protestors stand in solidarity with Iranian women after the death of Mahsa Amini, in London, Britain September 24, 2022. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne//File Photo

Iran’s people have begun an irreversible process—tearing off the theocratic veil

Iran’s ruling establishment will fight to the end. Locked in confrontation with the West, its leaders know they are on the edge of an existential threat.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.