Wednesday, Feb 01, 2023

Scheduled Caste


After Karnataka’s move to hike SC/ST quota, now Vokkaligas seek reservation hike to 12%

October 18, 2022 12:16 pm

Prominent Vokkaliga seer Swami Nirmalanandanatha said that though Vokkaligas comprise 16% of the state’s population, reservation for the community was only 4%.

Ex-CJI named head of panel on SC status for Dalit converts

October 08, 2022 10:44 am

The commission will examine the matter in line with the Presidential Orders issued from time to time under article 341 of the Constitution.

Rajasthan Dalit boy's family sticks to claim, SC panel chief questions police’s ‘no caste angle’ line

August 16, 2022 8:19 am

Colleagues as well as the Rajput community back the teacher accused of beating to death the boy for drinking from a pot not meant for him.

27 get life sentence in 2018 dalit triple murder case in Tamil Nadu

August 07, 2022 7:10 am

A dispute over not providing temple honour called 'kalanji' (bag of coconut, flowers and fruits) at the festival of Karuppanasami temple at Katchanatham village to the caste Hindus in the village led to violence.

Irked by changes in land auction law, Dalit body will gherao Punjab CM’s residence on May 12

May 05, 2022 6:55 am

One third of panchayati land was reserved for Dalits for farming for several decades, before new rules were introduced in on March 10 this year.

The case for extending constitutional protections to Muslim and Christian Dalits

April 26, 2022 8:56 am

Christophe Jaffrelot, Phillip Varghese write: They are primarily Dalits and their Muslim and Christian identity is secondary, as evident in several cases of atrocities against Dalits

Dr Ambedkar Centre of Excellence to be launched nationally on April 22, will be set up in 31 central varsities

April 18, 2022 9:15 am

Candidates aspiring to join the Dr Ambedkar Centre of Excellence at any of the 31 central varsities will have to mandatorily qualify an entrance test.

BJP tally dips, gains for SP on reserved seats

March 13, 2022 6:55 am

Of the total 403 Assembly seats in the state, 84 are reserved for SCs and two for STs (Obra and Duddhi). The BJP won both the ST reserved seats in 2022 as it had done in 2017 too when the party put up its best performance in the state in terms of Assembly elections till date.

Why and how Bengal forgot Marichjhapi

February 14, 2022 10:31 pm

Bengal BJP’s Scheduled Caste Morcha-led agitation in January to commemorate the Marichjhapi massacre of 1979 has thrown light on a dark incident in the state’s contemporary history which remains conveniently forgotten.

Gujarat resumes scholarship sponsored by Centre after Congress backlash

February 11, 2022 5:43 am

A fees regulatory committee (FRC) exists for different courses and the time limit for fixing fees was until 2020-21. However, the matter of fixing fees for 2021-22 is under process.