Students, teachers protest against new recruitment system, say positions reserved for SC/ST, OBC reduced

Jan 31 Students, teachers and political workers hit the streets on Thursday to protest against a new formula for recruitment in colleges and universities. The protesters were opposing the 13-point roster, which... Read more »

‘13 Point Roster System is Casteist and Unconstitutional’

 New Delhi, Feb 01 “Aarakshan khaya shor hai Chaukidar chor hai Naukriya kha gaya chor hai Siksha kha gaya chor hai Rozgar kha gaya chor hai” The above was one of the... Read more »

Why BJP Will Have to Try Its Luck With Non-Yadav OBCs and Non-Jatav Dalits in UP

As SP-BSP and Congress go all guns blazing in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha battle, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has more or less remained mum on its game... Read more »

Chhagan Bhujbal: “Maharashtra govt should ensure OBC quota remains untouched”

Jan 30 Senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal on Tuesday urged Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to take immediate legal measures to ensure the OBC quota remained untouched. He urged the chief minister to... Read more »

Maratha, Kunbis not separate castes says BC Panel

Mumbai, Jan 30: The Maharashtra State Backward Class Commission in its report has said that Marathas and Kunbis are one and the same community. As the Kunbis are already included in the... Read more »

Teachers protest against department-wise roster

Jan 29 Several students and teachers on Monday protested outside the Ministry of Human Resource Development against “anti-reservation” department-wise roster being introduced in universities. They demanded a Bill/ Ordinance to restore the... Read more »

How three key Supreme Court judgments shook the faith of SCs, STs and OBCs in one year

Two of the most important Dalit issues have been impacted by these judgments: protection from atrocities and adequate representation. The Supreme Court of India is regarded as an institution that ‘heroically’ defends... Read more »

This Mumbai lawyer couple is Opposing Marathas Reservations Despite Threats To Their Lives

Mumbai, Jan 28 At lunch break on December 10, 2018, as Advocate Gunaratne Sadavarte walked out of the Bombay High Court, a young man ran up to him, pushed him to the... Read more »

Owaisi “Ambedkar given Bharat Ratna out of compulsion, not by heart”

Kalyan, Jan 28 Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour, was conferred on B R Ambedkar out of compulsion and not by heart, said All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi. “Tell me out... Read more »

Revoking AMU’s minority status will benefit Dalits, SCs

New Delhi: The AMU’s minority status has landed the university in hot water as the dispute over the status supported by UPA government was challenged before the SC by BJP led parliamentarian... Read more »

SC seeks Centre’s response on 10% quota for upper caste poor

New Delhi, Jan 25  The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Centre’s response on a plea by NGO Youth for Equality challenging the constitutional validity of 10 per cent reservation in jobs... Read more »

Piyush Goyal “Rlys to Provide 23,000 Jobs Under 10% Quota in 2 Yrs”

Jan 23 Railways is set to become the first government department to implement the 10 percent quota for the general category poor, providing around 23,000 jobs in the next two years, Railways... Read more »

Demands for restoring university-wise roster system

Jan 23 Former union minister of state for human resource development (HRD) Upendra Kushwaha on Wednesday demanded that the government bring a law to reverse the Allahabad High Court judgement, which favoured... Read more »

Jharkhand CM “No plan to increase OBC quota from 14% to 27%”

Ranchi, Jan 21Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Monday ruled out the possibility of increasing the Other Backward Classes (OBC) quota from the existing 14 to 27 per cent. The Chief Minister... Read more »

Nitish Kumar demands caste-based census in 2021

Patna, Jan 21  With the 2019 general elections round the corner, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday stressed the need for a caste-based census in 2021 and supported the demand for... Read more »

As BSP-SP join hands, BJP stares at twin challenges in Uttar Pradesh

The impact of the Samajwadi Party-Bhaujan Samaj Party (SB-BSP) alliance, and why the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has taken recent decisions — from bringing in a significant constitutional amendment to introduce reservations... Read more »

Quota seats for SC, ST students in higher education remain vacant, OBCs fare better

As the Centre introduces a 10% quota for ‘poor’ upper castes, data shows that little has been done to improve education enrolment for SCs and STs. Students from the Scheduled Caste (SC)... Read more »

4,092 SC, ST and OBC students used Delhi govt coaching scheme

New Delhi, Jan 19 Fulfilling the target of Jai Bhim Mukhyamantri Pratibha Vikas Yojna 4,092 students from SC/ST/OBC have registered in this scheme. The department has also taken a decision to increase... Read more »

Bishnupriya Manipuris demand inclusion in central OBC list

Silchar, Jan 19 In a signed memorandum addressed to the Chief Minister of Assam and submitted through the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar on Thursday, Nikhil Bishnupriya Manipuri Mahasabha (NBMM), central committee based... Read more »

Centre Asks Ministries to Provide Caste-wise Break-up, Sub-categorisation of OBC Employees

New Delhi, Jan 18 After facing flak from the Opposition over reservation move, the Narendra Modi-led government has reportedly asked all  ministries and departments to provide a caste-wise break up and sub-categorisation of other backward... Read more »