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Upper Caste Anxiety Over Reservations

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  Kranthi Kumar Mungamuri Very recently, Telangana MLA Dharma Reddy (TRS), made a casteist statement over reservations by saying that “state is being ruined or destroyed due to lack of merit in government due to communities who had reservations” which led to a war of words between democratic, productive forces (SCs, STs and OBCs) and …

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‘I am not your data, nor am I your vote bank.’ In Memoriam: Sociologist and Activist Abhay Xaxa

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  Chitrangada Choudhury, Aniket Aga On 18 March 2015, near the Barwadih block office in Jharkhand’s Latehar district, a group of about 60 Adivasi men publicly defecated on copies of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government’s bill to amend the 2013 Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act. The …

Policy

Why are we afraid of the caste census?

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  Bhanwar Meghwanshi The entire debate is centred on removing the caste column in the census questionnaire while the real problem is caste itself. Why is no one talking about annihilating caste? Caste census:Crucial for identification of weakers sections of society. Photo: AP In rural India, even today, the first words uttered by way of …

Assertion

The Importance of the SECC’s Caste Data, And Why the Government is Choosing To Sit On It

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  Surabhi Agarwal The Indian government recently released data from the socio-economic and caste census (SECC), 2011. The data mostly relates to incomes, standards of living and land-ownership patterns in rural India. However, this data is incomplete, and the most crucial aspects of the SECC, which relate to the caste composition of the Indian population, …

Policy

Non-Implementation of Reservation policy in University of Hyderabad: A Report

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  Report on Non-Implementation of Reservation policy inUniversity of Hyderabad (A case study of 2011-12 Admissions) ~ Ambedkar Students’ Association [Via Arun Asokan] Non-Implementation of Reservation Policy in P.G Courses for the year 2011-12  University of Hyderabad has a clear-cut policy of ‘no cut-off marks‘ for admission into P.G Courses, which means that the seats …