Saturday, 26 November, 2022
TopicSC/ST Act

Topic: SC/ST Act

Autopsy says no injuries, but in UP’s Auraiya, Dalit teen’s family says ‘he told us he was beaten’

Post-mortem report says the 15-yr-old died of septicaemia & cops point to ‘kidney infection’ as root cause. But family claims 'beating' at hands of teacher led to his death.

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.

On Camera

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
Representational image | Wiki Commons

How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.