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Upper caste Hindus richest in India, own 41% of total assets; STs own 3.7%, says study on wealth distribution -Anjali Marar

-The Indian Express A two-year-long study jointly undertaken by the SPPU, JNU and Indian Institute of dalit Studies has revealed that only 22.3 per cent of the country’s higher caste Hindus own 41 per cent of the country’s total wealth Pune: Caste continues to play a significant role in the educational and professional choices available to an individual, and the resultant income and assets, reveals a two-year-long study jointly un

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Government admits roster axe on tribal quota in teaching jobs -Basant Kumar Mohanty

-point roster system that the department of personnel and training unveiled last week. The roster reserves the first three posts for general candidates, the 4th, 8th and 12th for OBCs, the 7th for dalits, and the 10th for the economically weaker sections among the upper castes. For reasons unexplained, the roster has two positions at the 13th slot, the first for general candidates and the second for the Scheduled Tribes, which practically means

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Students hit Delhi streets for jobs -Pheroze L Vincent

s us of the JP movement when a strong youth revolution dislodged the government…. If you want to keep the 13-point roster, give first preference to the weakest sections that are Adivasis, then dalits, then OBCs and then the rest. But your mentality is such that you don’t want the oppressed to reach universities,” Samajwadi MP Dharmendra Yadav, one of the two parliamentarians on the stage, told the protesters. “I feel very h

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Budget 2019: Behind Chest Thumping, Cuts in Welfare and Silence on Jobs -Subodh Varma

-Newsclick.in The Interim Budget granted a paltry Rs 500 per month to farmers as relief, fund cuts for dalits, adivasis and minorities, and was silent on agricultural and industrial workers. It was the theatre of absurd in the Lok Sabha on Friday as replacement Finance Minister Piyush Goyal presented the Interim Budget through an election speech, tom-tomming the so-called achievements of the Narendra Modi government over the past five years, o

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Supreme Court refuses to stay amendments to SC/ ST Act -Krishnadas Rajagopal

-The Hindu The Act nullified the controversial March 20 apex court judgment diluting the stringent provisions of the dalit protection law. The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Act of 2018, which nullified the controversial March 20 apex court judgment diluting the stringent provisions of the dalit protection

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Aruna Roy, well-known social and political activist, interviewed by Jipson John and Jitheesh PM (Frontline.in)

rish the Constitution if our real independence of exercising fundamental rights has to remain. * Every day from different parts of the country, one hears of the brutal lynching of poor Muslims and dalits in the name of cow protection. The Union government went to the extent of putting a ban on cattle trading across States. How does this cow vigilantism affect the agrarian economy? What are the consequences? What is the political economy that allows

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P Sainath, acclaimed journalist and Founder-Editor of the People's Archive of Rural India, interviewed by Anuradha SenGupta (News18.com)

it? P Sainath: You should know that the NCRB while the only authentic source was not necessarily accurate, it had major exclusions. For instance it severely undercounted suicides by women farmers, dalit farmers, Adivasi farmers. Our societal prejudices are such we cannot bring ourselves to accept women as farmers. In the Census definition anyone who operates a piece of land, no size given no gender is specified, for one hundred and eighty days or m

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As cattle market collapses, stray cows raid UP farms -Omar Rashid

ad to sow them again. Now, if I don’t put up the fence, there will be no wheat to even consume [for his seven-member family],” he said, as he worked on the fence. Issues ultimatum A dalit, Vijay Rawat lives in Jabaroli village in the Mohanlalganj Lok Sabha (reserved) constituency, rural Lucknow. He blames the Yogi Adityanath government for the menace and even issues an ultimatum. “Make some arrangement soon or I will not vote f

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Why Can't Muslim Community Build and Run Modern Schools Like Others: Zameer Uddin Shah -Mohd. Imran Khan

lim youths hardly qualify or crack competitive exams and tests for admission in top educational institutions,” he said, while admitting that there was partial discrimination against Muslims and dalits, as they lagged in modern education. Shah was also critical that unlike Christians and Sikhs, Parsis and Jains, the Muslim community hardly made any serious effort to construct and build modern educational institutions, including schools. He ci

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Bihar school shocker: Separate classrooms for upper caste, OBC and dalits

e basis of caste and religion is existing in the GA Higher Secondary School at Lalganj in Vaishali district. Separate classrooms were allotted for the students belonging to the upper castes, OBCs and dalits. Similarly, there are also separate sections and rooms for students belonging to Hindu and Muslim communities at the school," confirmed Vaishali District Magistrate, Rajeev Roshan to news agency ANI. Please click here to read more. 

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