Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicUpper caste

Topic: upper caste

‘Castelessness is a privilege only upper caste can afford,’ says Justice D.Y. Chandrachud 

Speaking at the B.R. Ambedkar Memorial Lecture, the Supreme Court judge says elite castes must ‘break free’ from the past and confer respect to the marginalised. 

Brahmins at the top on all indicators in states with schemes that benefit only them, study says

Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana have adopted a set of measures that provide preferential schemes for Brahmins, which only serves to invert caste inequality upside down.

Jadeja to Swamy to Sikka, Indian celebs flaunting caste identities normalise inequalities

Melbourne University scholars write about routine brandishing of 'upper caste' culture, which reproduces inequalities and makes them dominant representation of a national culture.

BJP leaders raise pitch for ‘upper caste panel’ days after OBC bill gets Parliament approval

BJP leaders welcome steps for OBC, SC and ST communities, but say general category is being neglected and a commission should be formed to address their complaints and grievances.

Dear upper caste Indians, Hathras is not another Nirbhaya. It is a Khairlanji

From Kilvenmani massacre in 1968 to the Chunduru massacre in 1991 to the Khairlanji atrocity in 2006, Dalits have been vainly hoping to access legal justice in India.

‘Paying price for being upper castes’ — Thakurs & Brahmins claim Hathras accused innocent

Upper castes in the Hathras village even say the Dalit woman was killed by her own family, and that the accused Thakur men are being framed under SC/ST Act for money.

Both upper caste and quota creamy layer cite merit. But their goals are different

A ‘review’ of India’s reservation system can be undertaken. But the solution involves looking into the theories propounded by John Rawls, Ambedkar, and Gandhi.

Why upper castes polish shoes or sweep roads when protesting quota for Dalits and OBCs

Angry upper caste youth, from days of Mandal to now in Chhattisgarh, have always protested against reservation by performing certain tasks.

Abuses Ambedkar Caravan founder faces every day: Clean my toilet, you belong to gutter

Even known public figures go after Dalit activists to get their account suspended, and their followers want us to be ‘nailed and hanged’.

Forget about Dalit voters. Tell us why upper caste Hindus voted for BJP like never before

India’s upper caste analysts have held Dalits & backwards responsible for Modi’s return to power, keeping their own group away from scrutiny.

On Camera

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Rise of social media leading to privacy & IP disputes. Indian laws need teeth to tackle them

GDPR directives make platforms such as Facebook and YouTube responsible for ensuring that copyright-infringing content is not hosted on their sites.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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