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Supreme Court just destroyed the ‘merit’ argument upper castes use to oppose reservations

Before this judgment, there was confusion among policymakers on the scope of reservation in promotion policies.
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SC holds off on referring plea on 10% quota for poorer general category to Constitution bench

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said it will hear the plea on 28 March to decide whether the matter should be referred to a Constitution bench.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the two-day BJP National Convention | PTI

Despite post-Balakot confidence, why Modi govt rushed to avert university quota crisis

The small social elite group among Dalits is what Modi and BJP have smartly identified as one requiring urgent attention and quick reaction.
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How three key Supreme Court judgments shook the faith of SCs, STs and OBCs in one year

Two of the most important Dalit issues have been impacted by these judgments: protection from atrocities and adequate representation.
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Quota seats for SC, ST students in higher education remain vacant, OBCs fare better

As the Centre introduces a 10% quota for 'poor' upper castes, data shows that little has been done to improve education enrolment for SCs and STs
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DMK challenges govt’s 10% quota in Madras HC, says it ‘offends structure of Constitution’

The DMK, in its plea, said the reservation does not apply to those communities which were ostracised for centuries in matters of education and employment.
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RSS-BJP’s main agenda is to remove reservation for SC/ ST, says Jignesh Mevani

Gujarat independent MLA and Dalit leader Mevani said it has been RSS-BJP's long-pending agenda to end reservation based on caste system. 
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In headlines and in politics: How Modi govt brought the upper castes up

The merit-loving upper caste have been given a salve by the BJP ahead of Lok Sabha elections.

The dangling carrot of reservation and Rahul’s Modi ‘man’ia

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
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Modi government’s economic quota is unconstitutional

The new constitutional amendment suffers from three major legal flaws.

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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

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Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.