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The Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

There are glaring flaws in SC judgment excluding SC/ST creamy layer from reservations

By applying the same equality principle to both OBCs and ST/SCs, the Supreme Court has been unfair to some of the most marginalised groups in India.
Parliament House

Only 4 out of 82 secretaries working in Modi govt are from SC/ST communities

Minister of State for the Department of Personnel and Training Jitendra Singh gave the information in the Rajya Sabha Thursday.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Why civil services exams in some states have had higher cut-offs for SC/ST & OBC applicants

Is there any constitutional provision that allows the cut-off marks for the reserved categories to go above the general category
Calendars and statues of the Buddha and BR Ambedkar at a shop | Commons

Why neo-liberal capitalism failed Dalit enterprise

This new image of Dalit capitalists is a creation of the dominant castes to diffuse the potential risk of Dalit rebellion against capitalism.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her team on their way to present the Finance Budget

Nirmala Sitharaman’s bahi-khata Budget kept one tradition alive: ignoring Dalits

An audit of 2019 Budget by a Dalit rights body reveals glaring cuts in SC/ST funds - many of those in schemes that directly benefit the communities.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Supreme Court just destroyed the ‘merit’ argument upper castes use to oppose reservations

Before this judgment, there was confusion among policymakers on the scope of reservation in promotion policies.
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India’s Muslim community under a churn: 85% backward Pasmandas up against 15% Ashrafs

Pasmandas’ slogan of 85% vs 15% against Syedwad is making backward Muslims talk about rights instead of virtue, dawa instead of dua.
Supreme Court of India

No, my lord: Indians are unequal and our laws can’t be caste neutral

Supreme Court shouldn’t question special rights to SC/ST at a time when other countries are making laws to protect oppressed groups.
Members of SC/ST and Muslim communities comprise more prisoners than their share in the Indian population | Shutterstock

Another data mishap? NCRB’s new prisons report has no caste, religion breakdown of inmates

Representation of some social group in jails has been higher to their share in population but NCRB’s 2016 report takes away that understanding as well.
IAS exam

Modi govt had no plans to give special benefits to upper caste poor in UPSC or SSC exams

EWS candidates hoped benefits such as age relaxation & exemption on number of attempts, applicable to SC, ST and OBC candidates, would be available to them.

On Camera

People wearing masks in a park in Shanghai, China | Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Asians will become the new Muslims — how coronavirus will change our world like 9/11

To control another Covid-19 outbreak, solutions like body screening, temperature guns, sanitising kits will become a permanent part of our lives.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Is there a risk of Modi govt using Covid-19 to curb media and freedoms or is it necessary?

Surveillance is becoming a key concern during the Covid-19 crisis. The Supreme Court has also directed media to publish the official version of the developments.

Defence

The consignment in Maldives

IAF airlifts 6.2 tonnes of essential medicines, hospital consumables to Maldives

The consignment was airlifted to Male by an Indian Air Force C-130 aircraft, as part of 'Operation Sanjeevani'.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.