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Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy with a group of Brahmin students | Representational photo: andhrabrahmin.ap.gov.in

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.
Ravidnra Jadeja

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.
The victim's pyre burns amid heavy police presence in her village, Boolgarhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrintIndia

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.
Members of 'Savarna Samaj' and Bajrang Dal agitate in Boolgarhi village in support of the Thakur men accused of the Hathras gang rape and murder case | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

‘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.
Protest against caste-based reservation

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.
Dalit activists protest against the alleged 'dilution' of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes act | PTI

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’.
People at a PM Narendra Modi rally (Representational photo

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.

BJP prevailed upon its upper caste base to pave the way for a more inclusive cabinet

BJP is correcting the injustices of the last 70 years when vulnerable groups were pushed to the margins.
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.
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