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Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

EWS quota is a bad law, it needs to go

The Madras High Court nixed EWS quota in NEET. Not only the Supreme Court, our Parliament too must revisit the EWS law.
IIT Delhi campus

Students from IITs sign petition demanding permanent SC, ST, OBC committees at institutes

The petition on says the committee should ensure caste-sensitisation workshops are held for students and faculty, & institutes follow reservation policy for hiring faculty.
IIT-Kharagpur | Representational image | Commons

Video shows IIT Kharagpur professor ‘abusing’ students, row over discrimination

In the video, the professor — Seema Singh from the department of humanities and social sciences — was seen calling the students of a preparatory class, “bloody b*^#@$%!”.

Why Ambedkar changed on separate electorate. His shift was strategic not voluntary

Ambedkar favoured communal representation but had serious objections to a separate communal electorate being the best way to achieve it.
North Block and South Block on Raisina Hill (Representational image) | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Modi govt to launch helpline to register cases of atrocities against SCs and STs

The helpline, expected to be launched in April, will ensure FIRs are registered smoothly and victims are provided support in a time-bound manner.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court | Wikimedia Commons

Casteist slurs over phone, in private, not an offence under SC/ST Act: Punjab & Haryana HC

Justice Harnaresh Singh Gill said merely uttering such wrong words in the absence of any public view does not show any intention to humiliate.
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.
A farmworker monitors the burning of rice crop stubble in the Patiala district of Punjab (representational image) | Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan | Bloomberg

A solution to stubble burning that gets to its root cause

Encouraging farmers in the western Indo-Gangetic Plain to give up rice will take considerable effort, but the benefits are clear.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.