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Supreme Court okays arrest without inquiry under SC-ST Act

The Supreme Court had in 2018 ruled that permission of the office of the accused or that of an SSP-rank officer was required for the arrest; the government then amended the law to remove the permission clause

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India

Gehlot calls INC’s bluff on quota; embarrassed oppn walks out

Telling Sansad it was a Congress government of Uttarakhand that had denied SCs and STs quota, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thavar Chand Gehlot clarified that the Supreme Court did not make the union government a party to the case where the apex court ruled that states need not offer reservation in job promotions

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Modi tries to placate 10,000 ‘traitors’ invoking tribal pride

Modi is aware of the callous attitude with which the local administration had slapped the tribal people of Pathalgadi with treason in 2017-18

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एससीएसटी पर क्रीमी लेयर का सिद्धांत लागू न करें: केंद्र

ऐटर्नी जनरल केके वेणुगोपाल ने मुख्य न्यायाधीश एसए बोबडे की अध्यक्षता वाली पीठ से कहा कि क्रीमी लेयर का सिद्धांत ओबीसी पर लागु होता है, इसे अनुसूचित जाति व जनजाति पर लागू करना अनुचित होगा

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Shah: Congress stalled Ram Mandir, we’ll make a grand one

Devoting a large part of his election speech to the issue of Ram temple in Ayodhya, Amit Shah also tried to woo the tribal population

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India

Bru repatriation from Tripura to Mizoram: ₹ 350 crore approved

The approved amount of Rs 350 crore would cover transportation and rehabilitation package expenses, which includes Rs 5,000 per month for each resettled Bru family in Mizoram and free ration for two years

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India

Tribal schemes’ fund not earmarked; guidelines arrived late

Why 12 Union ministries kept the funds for tribal welfare schemes in their budget for 2019-20 below the level stipulated by the Niti Aayog

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Manifesto of Congress has this Dalit-OBC-Muslim package

Besides a package in the judiciary, the Congress will promise to SC, ST and Muslim communities reservation in the private sector

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India

Dalit head sadhu wants ‘ghar wapsi’ of converted SC, ST, OBC

Coronated Dalit sadhu Kanhaiya Prabhunand Giri has appealed to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and OBCs who have converted to return to Hinduism

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Bharat Bandh by Dalits affects railways, business, students, public & private properties

New Delhi: While the effect of the Bharat Bandh (nationwide strike) called by several organisations for the Scheduled Castes is palpable in northern India, the Dalit activists’ obstruction of rail services has had the maximum impact in some eastern States. The CBSE examinations scheduled for the day in Punjab have been cancelled. The Dalit organisations […]