"Reservations on economic basis was being demanded by the economically weaker sections in the general category across the country for a long time. They are going to benefit immensely from the decision," he said.
On the 127th birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar, with every political party rushing to celebrate him, The Sunday Express looks at how and why Ambedkar, one of the most contested pre-Independence figures, has today, six decades after his death, come to be the most embraced.
In the meme, Leonardo DiCaprio’s character Jack Dawson asks Rose Bukater, played by Kate Winslet, for space on a floating door after the ship sinks in the Atlantic Ocean. The meme had Ambedkar’s face superimposed on Rose’s and read that the space was reserved for SC/ST candidates who furnished caste certificates.
After BJP leader Harish Khurana tweeted a photo of Delhi Congress leaders eating breakfast at Chandni Chowk — hours before a fast called by party president Rahul Gandhi — many wondered how he got hold of the photo.
Quoting Ambedkar, Pandya said that people will have to better themselves so that the Constitution can be effective and added how Ambedkar had back then asked people to shun non-cooperation, civil disobedience, fasts etc.
Lift operator Atul Tiwari, 27, was booked for hurting religious sentiments, spreading obscene content and with intentional humiliation under the IPC, the Information Technology Act and the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
Rajak, who is the ruling party's deputy leader in the state Assembly, alleged that circular issued by the UP government to this effect was an attempt to "impose the agenda of Manuvad" and "divert the attention of the Dalits from the infringement of their rights which is taking place in a number of ways".