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Manipur tribals demand ‘Separate Administration’

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  Manipur Tribals Forum (Delhi) 1. On 31 August, 2015, the Manipur Assembly passed three bills following sustained protests in the Manipur valley districts demanding the implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) system for the State. The three bills, taken together, will directly undermine the existing safeguards for the tribal ‘hill areas’ regarding land-ownership and …

Assertion

Stop The Undermining Of Reservations

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  An Open Letter on the recent recruitment at Goa University  [Via Amita Kanekar] This open letter is intended to express our concern at the improper implementation of the national policy of reservations at Goa University (GU). In June 2014 it was reported that there had been serious violations of the system of reservations in …

Policy

Slips between the cup and the lip: The sorry state of reservation in Central Universities

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  Hany Babu M.T. A massive recruitment exercise is just about to get under way at the University of Delhi. The University has recently advertized for 665 teaching positions with the break up as follows: Professor: 99, Associate Professor: 206, and Assistant Professor: 360. This round of recruitment, however, raises a grave concern with respect …

Features

The Politics of Special Legislations in India

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  Asha Kowtal I was not yet in my first standard of school when the strategies of the Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) (earlier known as Special Component Plan for Scheduled Castes) were put into force. Way back in 1979-80, the SCSP mandated every State/Ministry to earmark funds from the Plan outlay, atleast in proportion …

Assertion

Protest March by DU Teachers for Strict Implementation of Reservation

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  DU Teachers for Strict Implementation of Reservation The SC, ST, OBC teachers of Delhi University along with various democratic organizations and individuals of the University will hold a protest demonstration in front of the Delhi University Vice Chancellor’s office on October18, 2013. The protest march will start at 2 pm from the Arts Faculty …

Assertion

Indefinite Relay Hunger Strike for the Implementation of SC, ST, and OBC Reservation

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Indefinite Relay Hunger Strike (from 11.00 am, 30th July, 2012) for the Implementation of SC, ST, and OBC Reservation in Delhi University  [Via Hany Babu] In the garb of protecting seats reserved for SC/ST from fraudulent certificates, and providing free registration forms, which is freely available to the general candidates online, the DU Administration has instituted …