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State-level OBC groups must be included in central list

August 11, 2022 9:06 am

Pushpendra Singh writes: The SCs and STs are identified as such ‘with respect to any State or Union Territory’ and have only one list and one status at the state and central levels. So, why are the OBCs being identified differently?

Former Cong minister leads protest in Barmer over alleged anomalies in OBC reservation

August 09, 2022 8:01 am

Similar protests were held by candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC) in other district headquarters.

Banthia Commission recommends Census to fix exact data of OBCs

July 23, 2022 12:47 am

The caste Census to determine the exact percentage of the OBCs has become a contagious political issue. Maharashtra state legislature has already passed a unanimous resolution seeking caste Census.

SC nod to 27% quota for OBCs in local body polls

July 21, 2022 2:07 am

A bench comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar, Abhay Oka and JB Pardiwala accepted the 781-page report of the commission led by former chief secretary Jayant Banthia and allowed 27% reservation for OBCs in the nagar panchayat, nagar parishad and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation elections.

BJP, NCP fight for credit for restoration of OBC quota ahead of civic polls

July 21, 2022 4:15 am

Incidentally, neither the BJP nor NCP leaders mentioned Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, who was the state urban development minister in the MVA government, or former chief minister Uddhav Thackeray while claiming credit for the return of OBC reservation.

OBCs 52% of population, Gujarat govt sets up panel to contain local poll fallout

July 10, 2022 1:59 pm

The July 2 SEC order directing districts to convert 10% seats reserved for OBCs in the gram panchayat polls into 'general' seats, leading to charges by the Oppn of failing to protect OBC interests, appears to have prompted the announcement of the panel.

Explained: Sub-categorising OBCs

July 09, 2022 7:51 am

The Justice Rohini Commission for sub-categorisation of OBCs has got yet another extension. Why has it been felt necessary to create categories within OBCs for reservations, and what has the panel found so far?

Sub-categorisation of OBCs: Govt extends term again without panel asking for it

July 07, 2022 7:28 am

The commission was set up on October 2, 2017 under Article 340 of the Constitution. It was tasked with sub-categorisation of the OBCs and equitable distribution of benefits reserved for them.

Ex-MP Ali Anwar: Caste census will hold up mirror to govt …Greater caste assertions will rein in communal politics

July 02, 2022 12:37 pm

Anwar's outfit All India Pasmanda Muslim Mahaz is mobilising on the issue of ‘error-free caste survey’.

Another OBC quota stir in Rajasthan puts Gehlot govt in a spot ahead of 2023 polls

June 15, 2022 8:01 pm

The five communities protesting now -- Saini, Kushwaha, Mali, Maurya and Shakya – have been demanding 12 per cent reservation


Why the Maratha agitation keeps coming back

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

The Marathas, a third of the population of Maharashtra, began to agitate for their demands a little less than two years ago. While the current phase of renewed protests ended, the agitation is far from over.

Kanpur: Upper caste community holds ‘semi-nude’ protest demanding reservation

February 24, 2016 10:53 am

Kanpur, Feb 24 (ANI): After the protests by the Jat community of Haryana demanding reservation in the other backward classes (OBC) category, upper caste people in Kanpur held a semi-nude protest demanding reservation. The protestors critised Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for all the fake promises. The protesters raised slogans against BJP.

Jat unrest: Security forces teargassed protestors at Munak Canal

February 21, 2016 2:18 pm

Delhi-Haryana Border, Feb 21 (ANI): The security forces on Sunday used tear gas shells to disperse protestors at the Munak Canal on the Delhi-Haryana border amid the ongoing pro-reservation protest by the Jat community. The security personnel deployed on the site are trying to remove the agitators, who are protesting from the last seven days. The Jat protestors have also blocked NH 8 near Jaisinghpur Khera of Rewari district. Meanwhile, the police baton charged the protestors, who have blocked the NH 2 in Faridabad. At least 10 people have been killed and 150 injured as protests by the Jat community in Haryana demanding status for Other Backward Classes (OBC) continued for the seventh day.