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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.
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.

On Camera

Representational image | File photo of people in a queue for Covid vaccines in Gurugram | PTI

Indian companies are going out of their way to help employees ‘heal’ in Covid crisis

Several Indian companies' management had initially opposed lockdowns, which would hurt output and profits. However, the destruction's scale and vaccine shortage forced a shift.

Defence

A file photo of the Army Base Hospital in New Delhi. | Photo: ANI

Delhi’s Base Hospital chief transferred, move surprises many, Army calls it routine

Army terms the transfer of Base Hospital Commandant Major General Vasu Vardhan as a routine posting carried out as part of a larger HR management plan.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Modi govt is in denial & India is back to being a flailing state

Modi government didn’t strengthen the foundations of basic governance in the last 7 years. Now, the PM has retreated and ministers are failing, adding to the Covid disaster.