Wednesday, 17 August, 2022
TopicCaste discrimination

Topic: caste discrimination

Why Modi’s Cabinet reshuffle doesn’t really benefit SCs, STs and OBCs

As long as there are foreign-educated, dominant-caste ministers who find a Cabinet position via Rajya Sabha, SCs, STs and OBCs will continue to lose out.

Ashok Vijaydashmi to Dhola — National archives, central libraries failed Dalit-Bahujan history

Oral histories of the Dalit-Bahujan community take us beyond the existing notions about India’s excluded communities and the Brahminical and Eurocentric biases inherent in them.

How football is bringing clashing tribes together in this Manipur district

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

Kanshi Ram’s Bahujan movement was also cultural, not just political

BSP's diminishing political power doesn't mean all is lost for the Bahujan movement. Kanshi Ram Jayanti is a reminder the anti-caste revolution is alive among the masses.

Education levels of SC, ST, OBC rising. A new study looks at caste gap in jobs, income too

Data from NSSO 2004-05 and Periodic Labour Force Survey 2017-18 show that the education level of those belonging to OBC is now similar to General Category young men in urban India.

Segregation in rural Karnataka greater than local Black-White division in US south: Study

Researchers mapped residents from over 26,000 villages to find that nearly 70 years on, little has changed in caste-religion-based spatial organisation in rural Karnataka.

Bal Thackeray’s father and Ambedkar used Navratri festivities to counter Brahmin Ganesh utsav

Keshav Sitaram Thackeray ‘Prabodhankar’ had joined BR Ambedkar in a movement to allow ‘untouchable’ to worship alongside Brahmins during Ganesh utsav in Mumbai.

‘Police forcing us to say we didn’t convert’ — Ghaziabad Valmikis who turned to Buddhism

At least 236 Valmikis of Karera village had converted to Buddhism on 14 October, but police have now lodged an FIR on grounds that all of it was a rumour to stoke caste violence.

Hathras woman’s family says they know what would have saved her — ‘being a Pandit or Thakur’

The family of the Hathras woman who died Tuesday after a brutal gang rape says nobody would have dared to do such a thing had she belonged to ‘Thakur or Pandit community’.

SC stayed Maratha reservation but Maharashtra govt can still find a way. Here’s how

More than a century after Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj introduced caste-based quota in Kolhapur, the Maratha community in Maharashtra is fighting a legal battle to save reservation.

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Pakistan: Imran Khan's Instagram account hacked, doubious crypto link posted

Imran Khan’s becoming costly for Pakistan govt. But army won’t completely remove him from scene

Imran Khan is so tuned into Pakistan’s domestic politics, he sees foreign policy more as a ploy. That’s why he can surprise his rally audience with a Jaishankar video.

India’s ‘salaried class’ shrank during Covid, Muslims hit hardest, govt data suggests

India’s salaried class shrank by 2.7 percentage points during pandemic, govt’s Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS) shows. But data for religious minorities, women is even bleaker.

Defence

The two frigates under construction at Yantar shipyard in Russia | Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Not dependent on Ukraine for engines, want to be part of Make in India initiative, says Russia

India had procured gas turbine engines from Ukraine & handed over to Russia to install them on the Admiral Grigorovich-class guided-missile stealth frigates being made for the Navy.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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