Monday, 3 October, 2022
TopicSocial Justice

Topic: Social Justice

For long, Congress wavered on social justice. Now it’s waking up to BJP’s OBC politics

Many wanted Congress to focus on secularism, diversity and pluralism. But party has realised that the Shudra/OBC/Dalit/Adivasi aren't interested in these abstract ideas.

Modi is wrong to see defeat of caste politics in SP-BSP’s loss in UP. Battle’s yet to begin

To announce the defeat of social justice politics even before the battle against BJP's communal politics has begun is short-sighted.

Stalin countering BJP with social justice. He won’t succeed with silence on issues like hijab

The DMK has been playing the ‘progressive’ card, not through any meaningful action, but through anti-BJP, anti-Modi and anti-Brahmin politics, and appeasement.

Rajasthan’s Anardeen Khan sees politics as a medium to help the most deprived in society

Born in Sikar, Rajasthan, Anardeen Khan is a young leader who draws inspiration from B.R. Ambedkar in both his public & personal life. Khan's house is always open to those who need his help.

NEET to temples, Stalin’s Tamil Nadu has a new social justice formula — Mandal plus market

Stalin can perhaps sense the opposition void in the north where politics has been reduced to Hindu-Muslim binary. The DMK leader has taken the social justice baton.

NALSA was supposed to be India’s beacon for legal aid. But it’s stuck in a systemic rut

More than 80% of India’s 1.3 billion people are eligible for legal aid. But only 15 million have benefitted from it since NALSA was established in 1995.

The Padma Shri-winning ‘Mars Venus coach’ — Dr Niru Kumar lets her work do the talking

John Gray's book 'Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus' wasn't just a bestseller, but it also inspired Dr Niru Kumar who won Padma Shri this year.

The 2nd Mandal plus Market ‘revolution’ is coming. And centre-Left has an edge over Hindu Right

BJP's ambivalence on caste census outlines the fact that Mandal, or social justice, is re-emerging as the pre-eminent ideological fault line that will determine the future of India’s polity.

Pew findings show Indians live religiously segregated. Blame the State

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Ensure no discrimination of transgender persons at Covid vaccine centres — govt to states

The Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry has also urged the states to conduct awareness drives especially to reach out to the transgender community about the vaccination process.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

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Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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