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RESERVATION NEWS

In national law schools, reservation for the elite

March 31, 2021 8:16 pm

Reservations for NRI, NRI-sponsored and foreign national students in premier law schools violate court verdicts, principles of equity

Maratha quota: MPSC plea in SC, seeks deletion of SEBC quota from job list, govt clueless

January 21, 2021 7:59 am

Sources said that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray informed his Cabinet colleagues of plans to “initiate action against all those responsible” after it was also pointed out that the MPSC had sought legal opinion from experts who were known to have an anti-quota stance.

Delay in hearing, Maratha organisations say govt not interested in solving quota issue

January 21, 2021 7:30 am

The Maratha Kranti Morcha demanded that the government should give the highest priority to the case. On September 9, 2020, the SC had stayed Maratha reservation and recommended that the matter be referred to a larger bench for the final verdict.

Maratha quota: SC to hear schedule of hearing pleas on February 5

January 20, 2021 2:28 pm

One of the plea filed in the apex court had claimed that the SEBC Act breached the 50 per cent ceiling on reservation fixed by the top court in its landmark judgment in the Indira Sahwney case, also known as the 'Mandal verdict'.

Sena seeks 10 years of electoral wards reservation, eyes change in act

January 08, 2021 10:03 pm

The argument for reconsidering the existing rule is that frequent changes in reservation impact development works due to uncertainty of electoral wards

Haryana: Bill passed for bifurcation of quota for SCs

March 05, 2020 12:53 pm

Among Dalits, the government has identified a new category called ‘deprived Scheduled Castes’, comprising 36 castes including Valmiki, Bazigar, Sansi, Deha, Dhanak and Sapera.

Representation of SCs, STs in government jobs above prescribed percentage: Jitendra Singh

July 17, 2019 10:17 pm

Responding to a written question, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said reservation of OBCs has shown an increasing trend since it started in September 1993.

Members of families with less than 8 lakh annual income eligible for reservation in govt jobs: WB govt

July 16, 2019 8:29 pm

People, who are not covered under reservation schemes for scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and other backward classes, will get 10 per cent reservation in direct recruitment in civil posts and services of the state government, and also admissions to educational institutions in the state, it said.

Murder of Merit forum to move Supreme Court

June 28, 2019 5:41 am

A division bench of Justice Ranjit More and Justice Bharati Dangre said that the state government possessed legislative competence to create a separate category of socially and educationally backward class and grant reservation.

Reservations won't be scrapped till I am here: PM Modi in Maharashtra

April 22, 2019 4:15 pm

Addressing a poll rally here in north Maharashtra, Modi said he will ensure that the quota quantum is not disturbed.

RESERVATION VIDEOS

New 10% reservation to be implemented from next academic year, says HRD minister

June 22, 2020 6:05 pm

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the government will implement the 10% reservation for economically weaker sections in the general category across all higher education institutions and universities from July 2019.

New 10% reservation to be implemented from next academic year, says HRD minister

January 16, 2019 5:55 pm

HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the government will implement the 10% quota for EWS in the general category across all higher education institutions from July 2019. He said it would not affect existing reservations for candidates.

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.

Woman alleges gang-rape during Jat agitation in Haryana

February 29, 2016 4:51 am

Murthal, Feb 29 (ANI): Amid reports of mass sexual assaults during violent protests by the Jat community demanding reservation, a woman has come forward saying that she was raped by seven men during the violent protests. Haryana’s Deputy Inspector General of Police, Rajshree Singh informed that the police has registered a case and initiated a probe into the matter.Singh added the woman had also identified few perpetrators, one of them being her relative. He said that the woman claimed her 12-year-old daughter, who accompanied her in her car, was not raped but her clothes were torn apart.

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.

Don't get influenced by emotions: Vidyut Jamwal tells Jat community

February 23, 2016 12:02 pm

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): In the wake of the ongoing protests by members of the Jat community demanding reservation in government jobs, actor Vidyut Jamwal has urged them not to get influenced by emotions.Vidyut said the people are misguided at times as they do not ponder over their action. Director Vipul Shah said that the government should come out with some solution as soon as possible.The members of the Jat Community have been protesting since the last ten days demanding reservation in government jobs.Vipul and Vidyut were present at the shoot of their upcoming film, 'Commando 2.'The film is directed by Dilip Ghosh and produced by Vipul Shah.

Jat row: Haryana CM offers compensation for innocents killed

February 23, 2016 12:02 pm

Rohtak (Haryana), Feb 23 (ANI): Breaking his silence after the seven-day long agitation by the Jat community, Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar on Tuesday offered compensation for the innocents killed in the reservation violence. Khattar added that a committee will also be formed to probe the lapses of police personnel and other district officials regarding the same.

NH-1 blocked by Jat protestors reopens

February 23, 2016 6:34 am

Sonipat (Haryana), Feb 23 (ANI): The National Highway-1, which connects Delhi and Chandigarh, was reopened for traffic on Tuesday. The 456 kilometre-long highway had been blockaded by Jat agitators demanding reservation in government jobs and institutions.

Jat protestors set bus on fire in Bharatpur

February 22, 2016 4:01 pm

Bharatpur (Rajasthan), Feb 22 (ANI): The Jat agitators demanding reservation blocked roads in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, on Monday. The protestors blocked the roads and took to streets to register their agitation. The protestors also burnt a bus. Sporadic incidents of arson were reported as life in violence-torn Haryana limped back to normal with curfew being lifted gradually.

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.