Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicJat agitation

Topic: jat agitation

Why Modi govt is reluctant to use its power to implement Maratha reservation

On 5 May, SC took away Maharashtra’s ability to grant quota, leaving it to Centre. But the judgment has out the Modi govt in a peculiar situation.

Jat factor dominates Haryana assembly’s first session, MLAs ask Khattar to drop 2016 cases

MLAs like Congress’ Raghuvir Kadian & INLD’s Abhay Chautala ask CM Khattar to withdraw cases registered against Jats for violence during 2016 reservation protest.

50% cap breached with Maratha reservation: Will this reignite quota politics across India?

The Bombay High Court Thursday upheld Devendra Fadnavis government’s decision to grant quota to the Maratha community in Maharashtra.

Why should filmmakers obtain NoCs from govts: Tribunal pulls up censor board

The tribunal, which was hearing an appeal on a documentary on the Jat agitation in Haryana, said the move by the CBFC amounts to ‘abdicating functions’.

The new saviour of Haryana’s cows: Same top cop who ‘failed’ to check Jat fires in Rohtak

Shrikant Jadhav was pulled up by a probe panel for failing to curb the Jat agitation as IG of Rohtak. After a clean chit, he’ll be chief of Gau Seva Aayog.

Haryana govt to withdraw cases against Jat agitators of 2016 to clear way for Amit Shah rally

Violence during 2016 stir claimed 31 lives; now influential Jat body has called off plan to disrupt Amit Shah rally on 15 Feb after govt agrees to its demands.

The conversation we’re having about reservations isn’t the one we should be having

The government should end its embargo on caste data from the 2011 Census, and the Supreme Court should revisit its arbitrary limit of 50 percent on reservations.

Talk Point: Are internet shutdowns the best way to restore peace during violent protests?

There were 42 times security agencies resorted to internet shutdowns this year to control volatile conditions in eleven states. Is this the only way to restore peace during violent protests?

Ram Rahim convicted: Haryana’s poor law and order record faces another harsh test

The state’s effectiveness to deal with such a situation is under scrutiny, given Haryana’s reputation as a “soft” government incapable of handling law and order with an iron fist.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.