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Sunday, December 05, 2021

Scheduled Caste


In Mainpuri school, first lesson for Scheduled Caste students: Keep your plates apart

September 26, 2021 7:14 am

After officials visited the school in Bewar block, Headmistress Garim Rajput was suspended on Friday. The two cooks were relieved of their duties after they said they “could not touch” utensils used by the SC students.

Women from SC community join BJP in Danilimda

August 05, 2021 4:25 am

On the occasion, the release quoted Paatil as saying that educated women from the SC community joined BJP.

Tamil Nadu: 'Caste wall' blocking SC colony demolished in Coimbatore 

August 02, 2021 3:31 pm

More than 120 scheduled caste families in Kondasamy Nagar were forced to take a detour from the Pannimadai main road to reach their houses after a realtor built a gated community with a 300m long wall to hide the view of Arunthathiyar settlement. 

Crimes against SCs, STs increased in 2019: Govt tells Rajya Sabha

February 03, 2021 3:01 pm

"Yes, sir," said Minister of State for Home Affairs Krishna Reddy when asked whether it is a fact that crimes against members of SCs and STs communities have increased by 7.3 per cent and 26.5 per cent respectively in 2019 as per the latest 'Crime in India-2019' report of the National Crime Records Bureau.

Empowerment and representation, instead of tokenism, are key for inclusive growth

January 04, 2021 8:53 am

With sustained economic empowerment, political representation and educational opportunities, Dalits are increasingly becoming an inseparable part of the New India story that is deeply inclusive in its foundation and focused on making the country a leading light in the new world order.

Dalitality: Inherent untouchability in planning for SC/STs

February 23, 2020 1:48 am

There is an urgent need for communities to reclaim the rights to planning for their resources. Exclusion of the right to plan is part of ‘untouchability’. The government as well as the authorities concerned need to enable this right to planning to the communities.

Hindu right’s hate politics at the cost of social harmony is pushing India into an existential crisis

January 26, 2020 10:14 am

It is high time political parties and the civil society demand closure of the hate factory in Nagpur. Functional democracies do not need organised militias to act as vigilantes enforcing a hegemonic culture against minorities and vulnerable populations.

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.

Glass ceiling, caste wall

October 29, 2018 12:48 am

Supreme Court order on reservation in promotions sanctifies unequal representation of Dalits in higher bureaucracy.

Ex-Tripura MLA found guilty of using 'fake caste certificates'; Oppn Cong demands recovery of public funds used by him

October 11, 2018 9:31 pm

Earlier this month, a Division Bench of the High Court quashed Das’s petition from 2012, which challenged the enquiry report of State Level Scrutiny Committee that concluded Partha Das’s caste certificate was fake.