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Killing with Kindness: The Apex Judiciary

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Dr. Bhushan Amol Darkase Background: [1] In 1975, the Punjab government issued a notification sub-classifying 25% of Scheduled Caste (SC) reservations into two categories, reserving half of these seats for Balmikis and Mazhabi Sikhs. This notification remained in force for nearly 31 years until it faced legal hurdles in 2004. In 2004, the Supreme Court’s …

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Cancel the Illegal, Anti-constitutional Adequacy G.O. No. 2 of 2004

Please sign the petition here.  Date: 13/03/2024 Place: Hyderabad To, The Chief Secretary, Government of Telangana, D.R. B R Ambedkar Telangana Secretariat, Hyderabad – 500063, Email – cs@telangana.gov.in Twitter: @TelanganaCS Principal Secretary, Government of Telangana, School Education Department, R. B R Ambedkar Telangana Secretariat Hyderabad – 500063, Email: splcs-edu@telangana.gov.in prlsecyedu@telangana.gov.in The Commissioner and Director of School Education, Govt …

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The social dynamics of reservation

Vinayak Kale In 2021, the Supreme Court of India, drawing on the Indra Sawhney case, invalidated the Maratha reservation. The court had held that the classification of Marathas as a socially and educationally backward class was unreasonable. After that, demand for reservation in both government employment and educational opportunities geared up in Maharashtra. A notable …

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Balancing Development and Environmental Ethics: The Andaman and Nicobar Islands Project Dilemma

Ganesh Pandit Abstract The article explores the complex dilemma surrounding the Andaman and Nicobar Island development projects, focusing attention on the strategic importance of India’s security, economic growth, and development. The projects aim to establish a transshipment hub, enhance India’s share in global trade, and counter China’s initiatives. However, it raises an ethical question due …

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Kerala coastal highway: Fisherfolk without land rights are sitting ducks for corporate land grabs

Ibin Nayakam My friends and I, youngsters from the fishing community, were playing football on the shore as we often do. Suddenly, we saw a line of pink stones on the shore. We used them as goalposts for our game that day. But the pink stones revealed a great injustice that was about to befall …

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Indigenous Peoples Day: Meaning and Importance

Samaan Shekhar In July 2014, a delegation of some tribal communities came to Jhabua (a district in Madhya Pradesh) District Collector Office and handed over a representation to me. The representation mentioned that 9th August is celebrated collectively, at many places, on a large scale as ‘International Tribal Day’ by tribal communities in Jhabua District …

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The Quest for Inclusive Development: Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s Vision in the 6th Schedule

Dr. Aniruddha Babar The 6th Schedule embodies Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s profound vision of empowering tribal communities and promoting social justice. It is a testament to his commitment to ensuring the autonomy and dignity of marginalized regions, fostering inclusive development, and upholding the constitutional rights of all citizens. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the chief architect of the …

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From Scarcity to Sufficiency: A Story of Transformation of Water Resources

Kiran Shrirang Shinde Hello! My name is Kiran Shinde. This story began during my fieldwork (rural practicum) in Chitori Khurd, a small village in the Shivpuri district of Madhya Pradesh.  During that time, our team worked on collectivising, capacity development, and livelihood promotion among the Saharia Community (PVTG- Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups). In the village, …