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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

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Modi government’s economic quota is unconstitutional

The new constitutional amendment suffers from three major legal flaws.

‘Modi power’ running in reserve, and powers cut for reinstated CBI chief

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On Camera

File photo of Aseemanand being escorted by police personnel | PTI

Samjhauta blast acquittals have turned India’s accusing finger at Pakistan inwards

After the Samjhauta acquittal, it will be difficult for Indians to look Pakistanis in the eye and ask them tough questions about terrorism and 26/11 Mumbai attack.
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Should liberals and Congress feel sorry for LK Advani not being on the BJP list?

Many Congress supporters and commentators expressed their disappointment over the BJP’s decision to drop LK Advani from Gujarat’s Gandhinagar seat for 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Defence

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Security forces given ‘free hand’ in Kashmir Valley weeks before Lok Sabha polls

Modi govt bans Yasin Malik's JKLF. Home ministry official says it was responsible for the genocide & exodus of Kashmiri Pandits.
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China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?