Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicSC/ST Act

Topic: SC/ST Act

20 priests of Tamil Nadu temple booked under SC/ST Act for ‘stopping’ Dalit woman from praying

Police said woman complained priests at Chidambaram Natarajar temple didn’t let her on to a platform to pray, intimidated her and accused her of trying to steal an item.

No proof of caste-based abuse: Delhi Police defend not invoking SC/ST Act in Dalit student ‘rape’

Police response comes after Dalit rights activist alleged SC/ST Act was not invoked even after complaints. Legal expert says SC made it clear it has to be invoked in such a case.

Violence goes viral — Dalits in Rajasthan have a new tool against atrocities, their phones

What happens when a video of a crime against a Dalit in Rajasthan goes viral on the internet? The police and state can’t ignore it.

Reactions to OBC medical quota are exposing Indians’ flawed merit argument all over again

I didn’t see any protest or anger by Savarnas against EWS quota. No one wrote: 'I will not get treated by a doctor who did their degree under EWS reservation.'

PIL in SC seeks Hathras case under SC/ST Act against cops, govt officials, medical staff

The PIL, filed by a Dalit activist, said the State machinery is using all efforts to ensure the accused remain well-shielded, including manipulation & destruction of the evidence.

Both upper caste and quota creamy layer cite merit. But their goals are different

A ‘review’ of India’s reservation system can be undertaken. But the solution involves looking into the theories propounded by John Rawls, Ambedkar, and Gandhi.

How BJP is undoing three decades of Mandal gains and still getting OBC support

The Modi govt wants to include salary earnings to calculate household income to determine the 'creamy layer' among OBCs. If implemented, it will exclude even the lower middle class.

Supreme Court upholds Modi govt’s SC/ST Amendment Act, says approval not needed for FIRs

A 2018 Supreme Court verdict had made provision for anticipatory bail to offenders under the SC/ST Act. Modi govt removed this through amendments.

Supreme Court allows govt’s review petition against dilution of SC/ST Act

Setting aside the 2018 order, a three-judge bench said that the Supreme Court should not have ventured to frame guidelines as it falls within the domain of legislatures.

High courts are diluting SC/ST Act, ignoring Modi govt’s amendments

Petitioners in Supreme Court accuse high courts across the country of weakening the stringent clauses of SC/ST Act that Modi govt had restored in 2018.

On Camera

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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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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