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NCP leader Nawab Malik addressing a press conference

NCP minister promises 5% quota for Muslim in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena says no decision yet

Urban Development minister Eknath Shinde dismissed Nawab Malik's claim that the Maharashtra govt will soon pass a law giving 5% reservation to Muslims in educatio
The Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC quota ruling is nothing new — reservation in jobs was never a fundamental right

SC ruling that reservations in jobs, promotions are not a fundamental right reiterates a long-held reading of constitutional provisions on quota. 
The Union Public Service Commission premises in New Delhi

Govt says reservation in lateral entry of professionals difficult and not viable

Union Minister Jitendra Singh said the lateral entry procedure was designed to be objective and hence background would not matter, just one's capability and experience.
Modi government to start a Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) pilot this year (Representational image) | Commons

We know the number of cows & pigs in India, but not those of OBCs & Brahmins

Modi govt rightly believes data is required for proper planning and formulation of any programme. But this holds true for social policies too.
RSS joint general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale (centre) addresses a press conference in Pushkar | Twitter: @RSSorg

RSS clears stand on reservation, says should continue as long as beneficiaries need it

RSS said it supported the reservation system as mandated by the Constitution give social and economic disparity that still exists in society.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath | File photo: Nand Kumar/ PTI

This is why Yogi govt’s ‘quota within quota’ system will be a win-win move in Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh government has already held meetings with leaders of most backward classes and most marginal Dalit communities.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat with Home Minister Amit Shah | PTI

Reservation to stay, says wary BJP as Mohan Bhagwat raises quota bogey before state polls

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has called for a ‘harmonious debate’ on reservation, forcing BJP to firefight its way out of likely poll consequences.
PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

Modi govt’s inclusive growth plan for India has turned social justice on its head

The current phase of the quota system is geared to benefit those who are not the victims of caste discrimination, but its perpetrators.
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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.
Activists stage a protest condemning the death of Payal Tadvi, in Thane | PTI

Payal Tadvi case isn’t the only one. Many upper caste women harass others, overlooking gender

It’s time for Indian feminists, especially upper caste ones, to accept that all women suffer under patriarchy, but some more than others.

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Does Trump help or harm India’s interests when he offers to mediate with China, Pakistan?

US President Donald Trump Wednesday offered to mediate between India and China over the "raging border dispute".

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Indian and Chinese soldiers jointly celebrate the New Year 2019 at Bumla along the Indo-China border, Arunachal Pradesh

Chinese aggression in Ladakh also a message for domestic and external audience: Experts

International experts say the timing is troubling as it comes at ‘a critical phase in India's internal difficulties with the Covid-19 pandemic’.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.