Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicSC/ST Act

Topic: SC/ST Act

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.

Forget about Dalit voters. Tell us why upper caste Hindus voted for BJP like never before

India’s upper caste analysts have held Dalits & backwards responsible for Modi’s return to power, keeping their own group away from scrutiny.

Rajasthan gangrape case: Govt removes Alwar SP, releases interim relief to victim

The case pertains to the alleged rape of woman by five men in front of her husband in Alwar district in April. The accused also posted a video of the crime on social media.

Why ‘13-point roster’ is Modi government’s litmus test on university faculty reservation

The Modi government’s choice has more to do with niyat (intention) than niti (policy).

‘Mooknayak’: Modi govt plans documentary to showcase B.R. Ambedkar to the world

Govt believes this will also help strengthen India’s soft power in the world by showcasing the Constitution as a progressive, forward-looking document.

Six transgender candidates promise to make a difference as MP votes Wednesday

Shabnam Mausi, India’s first transgender MLA, among six candidates who have highlighted issues such as lack of development, poverty among others.

Supreme Court says states are free to give quota in promotions to SC, ST candidates

Supreme Court also says states willing to give reservations to SCs and STs will no longer need to collect data on backwardness.

Brahmin at the helm, Congress out to court upper castes in Bihar

Revamped Bihar Congress unit sees first Brahmin chief in 26 years. Party hopes to tap into upper caste ‘discontent’ with BJP over SC/ST Act.

The UP ‘spiritual leader’ hurting BJP efforts to placate angry upper caste voters

Devkinandan Thakur leads a body solely dedicated to opposing amendments to the SC/ST Act. He was recently arrested.

Can’t make routine arrests in crime against Dalits: Allahabad High Court tells police

The court asked the police to follow provisions endorsed by the Supreme Court in the assault case of a Dalit woman and her daughter.

On Camera


Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.