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Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra.(PTI)

Madhya Pradesh to enforce ‘love jihad’ ordinance

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 06:27 AM IST
The proposed law is aimed at regulating interfaith marriages in the state that provides for up to 10 years in prison for “forcing women, minors, and people from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes to undergo religious conversion.” .
Nitish Kumar has done a lot of work for Dalits in the last 15 years, said JD(U). (PTI Photo)
Nitish Kumar has done a lot of work for Dalits in the last 15 years, said JD(U). (PTI Photo)

‘Take feedback from people’: Nitish Kumar’s party after LJP’s ‘faith’ swipe

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 10:05 PM IST
The Lok Janshakti Party urged the Bihar government fulfil its promise of providing three decimals of land to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
Supreme Court of India (HT File )
Supreme Court of India (HT File )

SC says its 2004 verdict on sub-classification of SC/STs needs to be reconsidered

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON AUG 27, 2020 11:38 AM IST
A five-judge bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said the 2004 verdict of a constitution bench in the E V Chinnaiah case needs to be reconsidered and, therefore, the matter be placed before the Chief Justice of India for appropriate direction.
The high court directed that the government come out with a fresh pattern of reservations for the weaker sections not exceeding the upper limit of 50 per cent fixed by the top court within a month and take up the election process after four weeks. (PTI photo)
The high court directed that the government come out with a fresh pattern of reservations for the weaker sections not exceeding the upper limit of 50 per cent fixed by the top court within a month and take up the election process after four weeks. (PTI photo)

Andhra high court strikes down quota for weaker sections in local body polls

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2020 10:58 AM IST
A division bench of the high court ruled that the total percentage of reservations in the local bodies should not exceed 50 per cent, as per the Supreme Court directions in the past.
Union Minister of social justice and empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot arrives to attend the winter session in Parliament in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Union Minister of social justice and empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot arrives to attend the winter session in Parliament in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

‘Whose government was it in 2012?’ Centre’s counter on SC quota verdict, Oppn walks out

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 04:55 PM IST
Congress has accused the government of attempting to snatch away the rights of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.(HT file)
Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.(HT file)

No need to determine creamy layer in SC/ST, says Law Minister

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2019 01:32 PM IST
Responding to the debate on ‘The Constitution (126th) Amendment Bill’ in Lok Sabha, Prasad referred to the issue of quota in government jobs, saying “we are of the view that is no need for a creamy layer for the SC and ST (communities)”.
Ajit Jogi will lose his scheduled tribe status.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)
Ajit Jogi will lose his scheduled tribe status.(Sonu Mehta/HT file photo)

Ajit Jogi is not a tribal, rules Chhattisgarh government panel; revokes his caste certificates

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 05:16 PM IST
Ajit Jogi’s Scheduled Tribe status was challenged in Chhattisgarh high court, which had ordered the setting up of a committee to look into the matter
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

Madhya Pradesh assembly increases OBC job quota

Bhopal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2019 11:20 AM IST
The assembly passed the MP Public Service (Reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes) Amendment Bill 2019 that will now go to the governor and president of India for their assent.
The accused have been booked under the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, Anti-Ragging Act, IT Act and Section 306 (abetment to suicide) of the Indian Penal Code.(HT Photo)
The accused have been booked under the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, Anti-Ragging Act, IT Act and Section 306 (abetment to suicide) of the Indian Penal Code.(HT Photo)

Mumbai police told to expedite probe in doctor’s suicide

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2019 09:28 PM IST
“The NCST has demanded that the probe by the Crime Branch into the case be completed as soon as possible... Even the post-mortem report has not been released yet,” Sai told PTI on Sunday.
All India National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) topper Nalin Khandelwal celebrates with his parents after the declaration of results in Jaipur.(PTI)
All India National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) topper Nalin Khandelwal celebrates with his parents after the declaration of results in Jaipur.(PTI)

SC-ST students fall behind national average on NEET pass percentage

New Delhi | By Dhrubo Jyoti
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2019 02:01 PM IST
Students from the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes did not feature in the top 50 candidates across India and also lagged behind in the pass percentage recorded.
Economist Jean Dreze, along with members of a tribal organisation, has demanded immediate arrest of all accused involved in the Gumla lynching case.(HT Photo)
Economist Jean Dreze, along with members of a tribal organisation, has demanded immediate arrest of all accused involved in the Gumla lynching case.(HT Photo)

Jean Dreze, tribal activists demand arrest of Gumla lynching case accused

Ranchi | By Manish Raj
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 01:16 PM IST
Social activists said that a series of agitations and protests would be launched in the state if justice is not provided to the victims.
A Dalit organisations’ collective led by AAP leader and Delhi minister Rajendra Pal Gautam Tuesday released a “Bahujan manifesto” at a public gathering in Ramlila ground.(HT File PHOTO)
A Dalit organisations’ collective led by AAP leader and Delhi minister Rajendra Pal Gautam Tuesday released a “Bahujan manifesto” at a public gathering in Ramlila ground.(HT File PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: AAP minister unveils ‘Bahujan manifesto’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2019 04:29 AM IST
The points in the “Bahujan Manifesto” include reservation for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Castes in the private sector too, which has been a long-standing demand of several Dalit groups across the country.
Mumbai’s Homi Bhabha National Institute and North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (Shillong) are among the eight institutions of excellence.(File)
Mumbai’s Homi Bhabha National Institute and North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (Shillong) are among the eight institutions of excellence.(File)

8 specialised institutes kept out of new 10% EWS reservation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amandeep Shukla
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2019 08:34 AM IST
The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006, specifies the institutions of excellence as those involved in “niche research” and advanced study and research in subjects like nuclear physics.
The Centre on Sunday formed a panel to look into reservation in state government jobs and Assam legislative assembly(HT Photo)
The Centre on Sunday formed a panel to look into reservation in state government jobs and Assam legislative assembly(HT Photo)

Government panel to asses reservation in jobs, House for Assamese

New Delhi/Guwahati | By Saubhadra Chatterji and Utpal Parashar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2019 11:49 PM IST
If seats are reserved for indigenous Assamese in the assembly, it would possibly be the first such state-specific move after the national level reservation for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes in legislative bodies.
Chau, 27, was killed by the protected and reclusive tribe off North Sentinel Island after he reached there with the help of some fishermen.(Instagram)
Chau, 27, was killed by the protected and reclusive tribe off North Sentinel Island after he reached there with the help of some fishermen.(Instagram)

US man killed in Andaman was pursuing ‘planned adventure’: Tribes body chief

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2018 01:38 PM IST
There are many primitive tribes like the Sentinelese in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, contact with whom is prohibited for outsiders, the commission’s chairperson Nand Kumar Sai told reporters here Tuesday.
A tableau depicting Lord Hanuman passes JLN road as part of the procession of Rambhakt Mandal leading to Khole Ke HanumanJi in Jaipur(HT File Photo)
A tableau depicting Lord Hanuman passes JLN road as part of the procession of Rambhakt Mandal leading to Khole Ke HanumanJi in Jaipur(HT File Photo)

Lord Hanuman was a tribal, says NCST chairman

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2018 08:43 AM IST
Chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) Nand Kumar Sai said “There are various sub-castes in the tribal community like Hanuman, Vanar, Giddha and Jatayu.
The Restricted Area Permit (RAP), which forbids people from visiting prohibited locations without permission, may be reimposed in the North Sentinel island where an American was killed by members of a highly protected and reclusive tribe, officials said Wednesday.(AFP)
The Restricted Area Permit (RAP), which forbids people from visiting prohibited locations without permission, may be reimposed in the North Sentinel island where an American was killed by members of a highly protected and reclusive tribe, officials said Wednesday.(AFP)

44 violations by foreigners in Andamans; visit to North Sentinel island may soon be prohibited without permit

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2018 08:54 PM IST
The Restricted Area Permit (RAP), which forbids people from visiting prohibited locations without permission, may be reimposed in the North Sentinel island where an American was killed by members of a highly protected and reclusive tribe, officials said Wednesday. The central government has also found that 44 incidents of violation of rules and regulations, other than RAP, by foreigners have taken place in the Andaman and Nicobar islands in the recent past.
During a visit to Musahar settlement, he asked officials to provide housing to all eligible candidates of the settlement under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna.(HT Photo)
During a visit to Musahar settlement, he asked officials to provide housing to all eligible candidates of the settlement under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna.(HT Photo)

Develop Sonbhadra as a tourism hub: Yogi

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent, Varanasi
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2018 12:02 PM IST
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath instructed officials to make Sonbhadra a developed district within two years.
An OBC census has long been demanded by community leaders and is politically significant, especially because it comes ahead of elections in key states later this year and the parliamentary polls next year.(AP/Picture for representation)
An OBC census has long been demanded by community leaders and is politically significant, especially because it comes ahead of elections in key states later this year and the parliamentary polls next year.(AP/Picture for representation)

In a first, govt to collect data on OBCs in 2021 census

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 11:04 PM IST
India has been collecting data on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes since 1951, when the first census after Independence was conducted, but has not collected data on OBCs.
The Supreme Court reserved its verdict on a clutch of petitions seeking reconsideration by a seven-judge bench of its 2006 verdict in the M Nagraj case which had put conditions for granting quota benefits in job promotions to SC/ST employees.(HT File Photo)
The Supreme Court reserved its verdict on a clutch of petitions seeking reconsideration by a seven-judge bench of its 2006 verdict in the M Nagraj case which had put conditions for granting quota benefits in job promotions to SC/ST employees.(HT File Photo)

Need for quantifiable data for reservation: Supreme Court

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 11:07 PM IST
The Supreme Court observed that members of SC/ST communities were constitutionally presumed to be backward.
The notification also permits universities to launch an admission drive to fill seats that remain vacant despite the relaxation.(HT/Picture for representation)
The notification also permits universities to launch an admission drive to fill seats that remain vacant despite the relaxation.(HT/Picture for representation)

Centre lowers PhD and MPhil cut-offs for SC/ST students

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2018 11:34 PM IST
The government has notified an amendment to the rules for admission to MPhil and PhD programmes in universities across the country, lowering by 5% the marks cut-off for students from Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes to fill mounting vacancies in reserved seats.
A view of the Rajya Sabha as the proceedings are being conducted during the Monsoon session of Parliament, in New Delhi.(PTI photo)
A view of the Rajya Sabha as the proceedings are being conducted during the Monsoon session of Parliament, in New Delhi.(PTI photo)

Rajya Sabha rejects resolution to treat SCs, STs equally across states

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2018 07:06 PM IST
The resolution highlighted that people belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Denotified Castes were being deprived of facilities and concessions and neglected because of the lack of a uniform reservation system in the entire country.
Article 335 of the constitution says the State will take into consideration the claims of SCs/STs in making appointments to services and posts.(Reuters)
Article 335 of the constitution says the State will take into consideration the claims of SCs/STs in making appointments to services and posts.(Reuters)

Backwardness of SCs/STs enough to grant them quota in job promotions, Centre tells Supreme Court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2018 11:06 PM IST
The Supreme Court bench is considering whether a 2006 judgment, delivered in what is referred to as the Nagaraj case, requires reconsideration.
The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018 to amend the original law of 1989 is likely to be introduced in the ongoing monsoon session of Parliament to make it a law.(File photo)
The Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018 to amend the original law of 1989 is likely to be introduced in the ongoing monsoon session of Parliament to make it a law.(File photo)

Centre to table Bill to restore provisions of SC/ST Act

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2018 12:23 AM IST
The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill to restore key provisions of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act that were struck down by the Supreme Court in March.
A public interest litigation in the Supreme Court sought rights for orphans stating they are as deserving, if not more, as any OBC, SC/ST child with parents.(Reuters File Photo/Representative image)
A public interest litigation in the Supreme Court sought rights for orphans stating they are as deserving, if not more, as any OBC, SC/ST child with parents.(Reuters File Photo/Representative image)

Top court sends notice to Centre, states on PIL seeking rights and reservation for orphans on par with SC/STs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2018 11:39 PM IST
The PIL sought judicial intervention in ensuring right to life, right to education and right to equality specifically for children who are orphans and all children in need of care and protection.
A Congress party worker waves the party flag during a function in New Delhi.(AP File photo)
A Congress party worker waves the party flag during a function in New Delhi.(AP File photo)

In diversity drive, Congress calls for caste, religion data of district chiefs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Aurangzeb Naqshbandi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 03, 2018 02:04 PM IST
A Congress leader said the idea behind the move is to give adequate representation to all sections of the society in the party.
Minister of social justice and empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot
Minister of social justice and empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot

Introduce reservations in part-time, contractual jobs: Social justice ministry

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2018 11:52 PM IST
Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot said the reservation policy should be applied to all state and central government jobs that are non-permanent in nature.
The Supreme Court said their judgement on SC/ST Act has been wrongly understood.(AP File Photo)
The Supreme Court said their judgement on SC/ST Act has been wrongly understood.(AP File Photo)

SC/ST Act judgment has govt, Supreme Court arguing over reasons for deaths

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 08:14 AM IST
The Centre told the Supreme Court that its judgment diluting a stringent provision of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act has “seriously affected their (SCs/STs) morale and confidence”.
The Centre had moved the Supreme Court for the review of the judgement that generated a lot of protests including by the lawmakers, who felt that the Supreme Court verdict had diluted the provisions of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act(AP File Photo)
The Centre had moved the Supreme Court for the review of the judgement that generated a lot of protests including by the lawmakers, who felt that the Supreme Court verdict had diluted the provisions of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act(AP File Photo)

Supreme Court to hear Centre’s review plea on SC/ST Act verdict on May 3

Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 02:01 PM IST
In the last hearing of the matter on April 3, the Supreme Court had refused to stay the operation of its March 20 judgement.
Volunteers of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in Mumbai.(REUTERS File)
Volunteers of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in Mumbai.(REUTERS File)

Drop the term Dalit, stick to SC/ST, RSS tells its workers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 11:48 PM IST
Last week, the ministry of social justice and empowerment pointed out that the term Dalit “does not find mention in the Constitution of India or any statute”.
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