Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicSC/ST Act

Topic: SC/ST Act

Maharashtra plans land, houses, jobs for victims of serious offences under SC/ST Act

Maharashtra will be the third state after Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh to have such a scheme, a govt-constituted panel to finalise modalities of the plan.

Dalits see the apex court’s order on SC/ST Act as a dog whistle to destroy the law

Judicial decision making is an idealised form of public reasoning that must elevate & educate public discourse. The SC/ST Act order failed meet these standards.

Crimes against Dalits rose 746% in 10 years & the police are half as likely to help

In March, the Supreme Court ruled there shall be no immediate arrest without prior permissions for crimes registered under the the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. 

Top court refuses to stay its ruling on SC/ST Act despite widespread protests

Govt sought a review of the ruling that issued ‘guidelines’ to prevent misuse of the law; apex court says protesters are being misled by some vested interests.

Ambedkar said ‘fraternity’ will end casteism. SC used it to dilute an anti-casteism law

The damage done to social justice is double-fold, because the court has misused Ambedkar’s name and legacy to virtually weaken and disempower a legislation that is aimed at protecting the marginalised communities.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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