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Members of the Dalit community protesting against the Supreme Court’s order diluting the SC/ST Act last year/Photo: UNI

Judicial Correction

Above: Members of the Dalit community protesting against the Supreme Court’s order diluting the SC/ST Act last year/Photo: UNI In a bid to correct a...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court recalls its Order Diluting effect of SC/ST Act

The Supreme Court allowed the review petition in the matter pertaining to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989,...
Amendments to the SC/ST Act: What a Volte-Face!

SC Allows Centre’s Review Petition, Recalls Its March 2018 Dilution of SC/ST Act

The Supreme Court on Tuesday recalled several provisions of its order issued last year which had diluted the provisions of SC/ST Act. Allowing a...
SC/ST Act: Retracing Old Steps

SC/ST Act: Retracing Old Steps

Above: People from upper castes protesting against the amendments made to the SC/ST Act/Photo: UNI The Supreme Court is hearing a review petition by the...
SC expresses dismay over continuance of manual scavenging, says caste discrimination still existent

SC expresses dismay over continuance of manual scavenging, says caste discrimination still existent

The apex court on Wednesday slammed Centre and state governments for not supplying protective gear to manual scavengers and lamented that caste discrimination is...
Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya

Supreme Court Three Judge Bench To Review Verdict Diluting Dalit atrocity Law

The Supreme Court on Friday referred its earlier verdict banning automatic arrests in Dalit atrocity cases to a bench of three judges. The top...
Amendments to the SC/ST Act: What a Volte-Face!

SC to commence final hearing of pleas challenging SC/ST Act amendments from March 26

Petitions on amendments made to neutralize a top court verdict for diluting the Act to be heard for three consecutive days The Supreme Court will...
Reservation in promotions is a sensitive issue in Karnataka, like the dilution of the SC/ST Atrocities Act against which protests were held in Bengaluru/Photo: UNI

Reservations in Karnataka: Caste Conundrum

Above: Reservation in promotions is a sensitive issue in Karnataka, like the dilution of the SC/ST Atrocities Act against which protests were held in...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court Once Again Refuses To Stay SC/ST Amendment Act

The Supreme Court on Wednesday once again declined to stay the stay amendments to the SC/ST Act that restored the no anticipatory bail provision and...
Supreme Court

SC dismisses 2 PILs seeking to rein in netas from vandalism, misusing religion in...

Bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took a stern view of both petitions, said he wasn’t inclined to entertain them The Supreme Court, on...
SC reads down its Nagaraj verdict on reservation in job promotions (READ VERDICT)

SC reads down its Nagaraj verdict on reservation in job promotions (READ VERDICT)

Constitution Bench holds part of Nagaraj verdict in contravention of landmark Indra Sawhney judgment, says quantifiable data on backwardness not needed A five-judge Constitution Bench,...
Congress activists and NSUI members observing the Bharat bandh in Katni/Photo: UNI

SC/ST Act: A Salve to Wounds

Above: Congress activists and NSUI members observing the Bharat bandh in Katni/Photo: UNI With an eye on the assembly polls, the state government has asked...
SC/STs: No Rights in Two States

SC/STs: No Rights in Two States

Above: Dalit organisations agitating for their rights. The SC verdict on caste status vis-a-vis states is another discerning pronouncement/Photo: UNI While a Supreme Court judgment...
Media watch: Latest happenings in the corridors of journalism

MEDIA WATCH

The D Word The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has put the cat among the pigeonholes by its edict to the media to refrain from...
Supreme Court

SC/ST reservation case: Arguments at SC focus on creamy later and validity of reservation...

In the case about continuation of reservation of the SC/ST category even into promotions, arguments before the Supreme Court constitution bench of Chief Justice...
Amendments to the SC/ST Act: What a Volte-Face!

Amendments to the SC/ST Act: What a Volte-Face!

Above: Members of Dalit organisations have staged nationwide protests against the apex court’s verdict diluting the SC/ST Act/Photo: UNI Relentless protests by Dalit groups and...
Push for restoration of SC/ST Act to be moved in ongoing Monsoon session

Push for restoration of SC/ST Act to be moved in ongoing Monsoon session

Facing criticism from dalit groups, opposition and its allies, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday (August 1) cleared a Bill to restore a provision of...
Punjab and Haryana have been told to ask their police forces to not specify the castes of complainants or the accused/Photo: UNI

Punjab Police Rules: Crime and Caste

Above: Punjab and Haryana have been told to ask their police forces to not specify the castes of complainants or the accused/Photo: UNI The Punjab...
Members of Dalit organisations raising slogans during Bharat Bandh over SC/ST Act, in Lucknow on April 2/Photo: UNI

SC/ST review case: AG says article 21 must persist, SC bench agrees

Above: Members of Dalit organisations raising slogans during Bharat Bandh over SC/ST Act, in Lucknow on April 2/Photo: UNI  As the Supreme Court bench...
AG Venugopal suggests larger bench to hear plea on SC/ST Act order

AG Venugopal suggests larger bench to hear plea on SC/ST Act order

Above: AG K K Venugopal/Photo by Anil Shakya In the application by Dr Shubhash Kashinath Mahajan before the Supreme Court bench of Justices Adarsh Kumar...
Special Courts for Dalits: Left High and Dry!

Special Courts for Dalits: Left High and Dry!

Four Dalit youths who were beaten up in Gir-Somnath district of Gujarat for possessing beef. Photo: youtube.com Even as Dalits protested against the dilution of...
AMBEDKAR'S DIRE WARNING

AMBEDKAR’S DIRE WARNING

~By Inderjit Badhwar BhimRao Ambedkar is once again the political flavour of the season. As Dalit agitations flare up across the nation, highlighting the dilution...
SC judge Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel will be appointed as NGT chairperson

SC judge Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel will be appointed as NGT chairperson

Above: Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel/Photo: Anil Shakya According to the India Legal sources, Supreme Court judge Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel will be appointed as the...
Firecracker ban case returns to SC, more studies needed, agrees bench

SC/ST Act verdict: 3 review petitions filed with Supreme Court

So far three review petitions have been filed with the Supreme court over its SC / ST Act verdict. The petitions have been filed by...
Supreme Court

Take back order on SC/ST Act, Union Govt appeals at SC

The Union government has presented an appeal to the Supreme Court, demanding the immediate withdrawal of order on the stay on arrests in the...
Dalit Protests: Why Blame the Judiciary?

Dalit Protests: Why Blame the Judiciary?

Dalit protests on Delhi-Agra highway. Photo: UNI Amid widespread agitation against the Supreme Court’s decision to allegedly dilute the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and...
Members of Dalit organisations raising slogans during Bharat Bandh over SC/ST Act, in Lucknow on April 2/Photo: UNI

SC refuses to stay its order on SC/ST Act

Above: Members of Dalit organisations raising slogans during Bharat Bandh over SC/ST Act, in Lucknow on April 2/Photo: UNI   The Supreme Court on Tuesday...
Apex court will hear review petition on SC/ST Act at 2pm today

Apex court will hear review petition on SC/ST Act at 2pm today

Above: Members of Dalit organisations raising slogans during  Bharat Bandh over SC/ST issue, in Lucknow on April 2/Photo: UNI The Supreme Court will take...
Slur against SC/ST in social media punishable, says Delhi HC

Slur against SC/ST in social media punishable, says Delhi HC

Above: Members of Rastriya Dalit Panchayat at a Maharally for reservation in promotion and other demands at Parliament Street in New Delhi (file picture)....

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Members of the Dalit community protesting against the Supreme Court’s order diluting the SC/ST Act last year/Photo: UNI

Judicial Correction

Above: Members of the Dalit community protesting against the Supreme Court’s order diluting the SC/ST Act last year/Photo: UNI In a bid to correct a...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court recalls its Order Diluting effect of SC/ST Act

The Supreme Court allowed the review petition in the matter pertaining to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989,...
Amendments to the SC/ST Act: What a Volte-Face!

SC Allows Centre’s Review Petition, Recalls Its March 2018 Dilution of SC/ST Act

The Supreme Court on Tuesday recalled several provisions of its order issued last year which had diluted the provisions of SC/ST Act. Allowing a...
SC/ST Act: Retracing Old Steps

SC/ST Act: Retracing Old Steps

Above: People from upper castes protesting against the amendments made to the SC/ST Act/Photo: UNI The Supreme Court is hearing a review petition by the...
SC expresses dismay over continuance of manual scavenging, says caste discrimination still existent

SC expresses dismay over continuance of manual scavenging, says caste discrimination still existent

The apex court on Wednesday slammed Centre and state governments for not supplying protective gear to manual scavengers and lamented that caste discrimination is...
Supreme Court/Photo: Anil Shakya

Supreme Court Three Judge Bench To Review Verdict Diluting Dalit atrocity Law

The Supreme Court on Friday referred its earlier verdict banning automatic arrests in Dalit atrocity cases to a bench of three judges. The top...
Amendments to the SC/ST Act: What a Volte-Face!

SC to commence final hearing of pleas challenging SC/ST Act amendments from March 26

Petitions on amendments made to neutralize a top court verdict for diluting the Act to be heard for three consecutive days The Supreme Court will...
Reservation in promotions is a sensitive issue in Karnataka, like the dilution of the SC/ST Atrocities Act against which protests were held in Bengaluru/Photo: UNI

Reservations in Karnataka: Caste Conundrum

Above: Reservation in promotions is a sensitive issue in Karnataka, like the dilution of the SC/ST Atrocities Act against which protests were held in...
Supreme Court

Supreme Court Once Again Refuses To Stay SC/ST Amendment Act

The Supreme Court on Wednesday once again declined to stay the stay amendments to the SC/ST Act that restored the no anticipatory bail provision and...
Supreme Court

SC dismisses 2 PILs seeking to rein in netas from vandalism, misusing religion in...

Bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took a stern view of both petitions, said he wasn’t inclined to entertain them The Supreme Court, on...
SC reads down its Nagaraj verdict on reservation in job promotions (READ VERDICT)

SC reads down its Nagaraj verdict on reservation in job promotions (READ VERDICT)

Constitution Bench holds part of Nagaraj verdict in contravention of landmark Indra Sawhney judgment, says quantifiable data on backwardness not needed A five-judge Constitution Bench,...
Congress activists and NSUI members observing the Bharat bandh in Katni/Photo: UNI

SC/ST Act: A Salve to Wounds

Above: Congress activists and NSUI members observing the Bharat bandh in Katni/Photo: UNI With an eye on the assembly polls, the state government has asked...
SC/STs: No Rights in Two States

SC/STs: No Rights in Two States

Above: Dalit organisations agitating for their rights. The SC verdict on caste status vis-a-vis states is another discerning pronouncement/Photo: UNI While a Supreme Court judgment...
Media watch: Latest happenings in the corridors of journalism

MEDIA WATCH

The D Word The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has put the cat among the pigeonholes by its edict to the media to refrain from...
Supreme Court

SC/ST reservation case: Arguments at SC focus on creamy later and validity of reservation...

In the case about continuation of reservation of the SC/ST category even into promotions, arguments before the Supreme Court constitution bench of Chief Justice...
Amendments to the SC/ST Act: What a Volte-Face!

Amendments to the SC/ST Act: What a Volte-Face!

Above: Members of Dalit organisations have staged nationwide protests against the apex court’s verdict diluting the SC/ST Act/Photo: UNI Relentless protests by Dalit groups and...
Push for restoration of SC/ST Act to be moved in ongoing Monsoon session

Push for restoration of SC/ST Act to be moved in ongoing Monsoon session

Facing criticism from dalit groups, opposition and its allies, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday (August 1) cleared a Bill to restore a provision of...
Punjab and Haryana have been told to ask their police forces to not specify the castes of complainants or the accused/Photo: UNI

Punjab Police Rules: Crime and Caste

Above: Punjab and Haryana have been told to ask their police forces to not specify the castes of complainants or the accused/Photo: UNI The Punjab...
Members of Dalit organisations raising slogans during Bharat Bandh over SC/ST Act, in Lucknow on April 2/Photo: UNI

SC/ST review case: AG says article 21 must persist, SC bench agrees

Above: Members of Dalit organisations raising slogans during Bharat Bandh over SC/ST Act, in Lucknow on April 2/Photo: UNI  As the Supreme Court bench...
AG Venugopal suggests larger bench to hear plea on SC/ST Act order

AG Venugopal suggests larger bench to hear plea on SC/ST Act order

Above: AG K K Venugopal/Photo by Anil Shakya In the application by Dr Shubhash Kashinath Mahajan before the Supreme Court bench of Justices Adarsh Kumar...
Special Courts for Dalits: Left High and Dry!

Special Courts for Dalits: Left High and Dry!

Four Dalit youths who were beaten up in Gir-Somnath district of Gujarat for possessing beef. Photo: youtube.com Even as Dalits protested against the dilution of...
AMBEDKAR'S DIRE WARNING

AMBEDKAR’S DIRE WARNING

~By Inderjit Badhwar BhimRao Ambedkar is once again the political flavour of the season. As Dalit agitations flare up across the nation, highlighting the dilution...
SC judge Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel will be appointed as NGT chairperson

SC judge Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel will be appointed as NGT chairperson

Above: Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel/Photo: Anil Shakya According to the India Legal sources, Supreme Court judge Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel will be appointed as the...
Firecracker ban case returns to SC, more studies needed, agrees bench

SC/ST Act verdict: 3 review petitions filed with Supreme Court

So far three review petitions have been filed with the Supreme court over its SC / ST Act verdict. The petitions have been filed by...
Supreme Court

Take back order on SC/ST Act, Union Govt appeals at SC

The Union government has presented an appeal to the Supreme Court, demanding the immediate withdrawal of order on the stay on arrests in the...
Dalit Protests: Why Blame the Judiciary?

Dalit Protests: Why Blame the Judiciary?

Dalit protests on Delhi-Agra highway. Photo: UNI Amid widespread agitation against the Supreme Court’s decision to allegedly dilute the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and...
Members of Dalit organisations raising slogans during Bharat Bandh over SC/ST Act, in Lucknow on April 2/Photo: UNI

SC refuses to stay its order on SC/ST Act

Above: Members of Dalit organisations raising slogans during Bharat Bandh over SC/ST Act, in Lucknow on April 2/Photo: UNI   The Supreme Court on Tuesday...
Apex court will hear review petition on SC/ST Act at 2pm today

Apex court will hear review petition on SC/ST Act at 2pm today

Above: Members of Dalit organisations raising slogans during  Bharat Bandh over SC/ST issue, in Lucknow on April 2/Photo: UNI The Supreme Court will take...
Slur against SC/ST in social media punishable, says Delhi HC

Slur against SC/ST in social media punishable, says Delhi HC

Above: Members of Rastriya Dalit Panchayat at a Maharally for reservation in promotion and other demands at Parliament Street in New Delhi (file picture)....

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