In terms of absolute numbers, Uttar Pradesh reported the highest number of cases in both these categories. But Assam reported the highest rate of crimes against women (per lakh population), while Rajasthan had the highest rate of crimes against Scheduled Castes.
The People’s Movement for Constitutional Safeguard, an umbrella body of the Ladakhi leadership, agreed to call off its boycott of the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) elections scheduled for October 16.
Opposition leaders on the ground are worried about Seemanchal, a Muslim-dominated region which they see as a stronghold and where the AIMIM is seen to be making headway. Leaders involved in the negotiations, however, said there are disadvantages to announcing candidates too early.
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While former Union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy (BJP) took the time to praise Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, some MPs from NDA allies pressed for the need for more development work, especially specific roads.
Amid protests from Congress leader and deputy leader of House, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Gaurav Gogoi, respectively, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that if the Congress did not give answers, it does not have the “right to ask a single question on PM Cares Fund”.
While an aggressive Congress slammed the CPI(M)-led LDF government in Kerala over police crackdown against protestors in the state, the Opposition side saw divisions within, as TMC member Kalyan Banerjee tore into the Congress over the issue of migrant workers.
Paswan has also written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, informing him of the political situation in the state, and the ostensible anti-incumbency against the JD(U) government of Nitish Kumar, sources said.
The post was condemned by Bandhua Mukti Morcha, the organisation of bonded labourers Agnivesh had founded, while BJP national general secretary P Muralidhar Rao said that “Hindu tradition” means not discussing “negative things” immediately after death.
Sources said RJD and Congress are not on the same page on accommodating smaller parties like the Upendra Kushwaha-led RLSP and Mukesh Sahni-led Vikas-sheel Insaan Party (VIP) and this divergence in views is proving to be a hurdle.
The decision at the LJP's Bihar Parliamentary board comes after months of sniping by the party, in particular Chirag, against Nitish over his record of governance, and with communication lines between the two leaders shut for over a year.
On the eve of the meeting, LJP president Chirag Paswan on Sunday wrote to Nitish, Chief Minister and JD(U) chief, asking him to ensure that family members of all SC/STs killed in the last 15 years are given employment.
Speaking via video conference at “Dikshant Samaroh” of trainee officers at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad, Modi also praised the humane face of the police that has emerged during the coronavirus pandemic.
For the BJP, which feels it has an edge over its political rivals at present, any discussion on categorising Dalits or OBCs would be a risk ahead of elections in Bihar, where caste issues have often played a significant role in polls.