Tuesday, 5 July, 2022

Topic: SC/ST

Tamil Nadu’s opposition to EWS quota puzzling. State uses income criteria in many schemes

Tamil Nadu has integrated an income criterion into many of its affirmative action policies. Examining the data would be crucial towards building better reservation policies.

Is India ready for delimitation of constituencies? Time has come for reorganisation of states

The asymmetry among states with regard to the number of MPs in the Lok Sabha is glaring. But constituencies were frozen in 1976.

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.

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

The petition on Change.org says the committee should ensure caste-sensitisation workshops are held for students and faculty, & institutes follow reservation policy for hiring faculty.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


20% of Agniveers in first-batch recruits will be women, says Indian Navy

Nearly 10,000 women have already registered for the online application process later this month; this is the first time that Navy is inducting women as sailors.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.