Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicSC/ST Act

Topic: SC/ST Act

BJP & Congress have a new headache before MP polls: A tribal doctor & retired IAS officer

Ex-AIIMS doctor Hiralal Alawa heads JAYS, a tribal outfit, while Trivedi heads SAPAKS, which was behind Thursday’s Bharat bandh.

Retired IAS officer leads Bharat bandh in poll-bound MP to restore tough SC/ST law

The bandh called by upper caste groups want a rollback of an amendment bill passed by Parliament to restore the provisions of the SC/ST Act.

PM Modi has anti-Dalit mindset, Congress stands for inclusivity: Rahul Gandhi

Addressing a gathering protesting against the dilution of SC/ST Act, Gandhi said states under BJP rule saw Dalits being beaten & crushed.

Congress, TDP and Trinamool protest in Lok Sabha over Assam NRC list

Parties raised concerns over the need to protect SC & STs, strengthen the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

Modi cabinet approves amendment to SC/ST Act

In March 2018, Supreme Court had introduced safeguards which, Dalit leaders and organisations said, diluted the SC/ST Act and rendered it toothless.

Rajputs compare ‘rape & murder’ of Dalit child by Muslim to ‘cow slaughter’

As politicians try to hijack the incident, the girl’s family says there is no animosity between the Dalits and Muslims in the village.

NHRC issues notice to Rajasthan over ‘illegal’ detention of Dalit leaders

The apex rights’ body also made note of news reports that spoke of alleged police brutality against Dalit activists and leaders during the 2 April bandh.

Centre blames 20 March order for Dalit atrocities, top court says no stay on verdict

SC refuses to refer the controversial order to a larger bench as well; the original petitioner says court had based its decision on a ‘forged FIR’.

Was it upper castes or foreign hand? Modi govt clueless on who called Dalits’ Bharat bandh

The Intellegince Bureau has been assigned the job of finding out who actually called for the 2 April shutdown and it seems to be struggling for an answer.

If protests over SC/ST Act continue, the cause of Dalit emancipation will be hurt further

Political protests over Supreme Court ruling is mere posturing and not concern for the marginalised and the poor.

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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.

Defence

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.
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