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The parents’ group, meanwhile, has threatened to file a contempt case against the government and schools.(Gurminder Singh/HT Photo)

Schools face heat for not giving free uniform, books to poor students

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2018 09:03 AM IST
As per the Delhi Right To Education (RTE) rules, students enrolled under the EWS/DG categories in private schools are entitled to free textbooks, writing material and uniforms, for which the government reimburses a fixed amount.
A champion of scheduled caste and tribal rights, the Republican Party of India-A president Athawale has raised several controversial demands, including permission for Dalits to possess arms for self-protection.(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
A champion of scheduled caste and tribal rights, the Republican Party of India-A president Athawale has raised several controversial demands, including permission for Dalits to possess arms for self-protection.(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)

End casteism, we will forego reservation, says minister Ramdas Athawale

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By B Vijay Murty
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 10:18 AM IST
“I have been demanding reservation in the armed forces for a long time. If there is reservation, more people from the backward classes will sign up”, says MoS for social justice and empowerment Ramdas Athawale in a freewheeling interview with B Vijay Murthy.
BJP president Amit Shah, who launched a two-day tour of Odisha on Wednesday, said at a public meeting in Kalahandi district that nobody has the audacity to change the provisions for reservation in the Constitution written by Babasaheb Ambedkar.(PTI File)
BJP president Amit Shah, who launched a two-day tour of Odisha on Wednesday, said at a public meeting in Kalahandi district that nobody has the audacity to change the provisions for reservation in the Constitution written by Babasaheb Ambedkar.(PTI File)

Amit Shah slams oppn parties for backing Bharat Bandh, says BJP all for reservations

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 08:12 PM IST
The BJP president alleged that anti-social elements were spreading rumours on the social media that the saffron party wants to end the quota system.
Minister of social justice and empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot said the government will also take the ‘necessary steps or legal recourse if needed’ to roll back a new quota system for the appointment of faculty in universities, announced by the University Grants Commission.(HT File Photo)
Minister of social justice and empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot said the government will also take the ‘necessary steps or legal recourse if needed’ to roll back a new quota system for the appointment of faculty in universities, announced by the University Grants Commission.(HT File Photo)

Dalit protests politically motivated, says minister Thawar Chand Gehlot

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 11:36 PM IST
Minister of social justice and empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot said the Dalit protests were being stoked by political parties, which were wary of the marginalised sections moving towards the BJP, which has the ‘maximum number of MPs and MLAs from these sections’.
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