Kerala Govt to set up radio taxi service to empower SC/ST youth

Government of Kerala is all set to launch an online taxi service scheme, aimed at creating job opportunities for youth from SC/ST community in the state. The government will provide a total of 150 taxis for eligible beneficiaries from across the state. It will provide Rs 1 lakh in grant and the rest of the […]

Chief Justice refuses urgent relief on SC/ST Atrocities judgment

Chief Justice of India Deepak Misra refused to hear a petition filed by a Dalit activists’ organization seeking urgent relief from the a recent judgment by another bench that imposed restrictions on the powers of the police in cases filed under the SC ST Prevention of Atrocities Act. “If you have filed a petition, it […]

Centre okays new plan to set up residential schools for girls from SC communities

The Central government has agreed to fund the construction of residential schools for girls from the scheduled caste community in districts with large populations from the community. The center will provide the cost of constructing the school as well as for purchasing items such as furniture, recreation, garden, etc., minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot. Only classes […]

Akhilesh Yadav supports reservation for Patels, upper castes

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has suggested extending reservation benefits not only to Patels, but to all forward communities as well. “Do a census and give everyone reservation according to their population. Nobody will be angry,” Yadav said, when asked about how to deal with the current agitation by the Gujarati community seeking greater educational […]

Jignesh Mevani takes to the Internet to raise cash for Dalit protests

Jignesh Mevani, the young lawyer spearheading the protests against atrocities against Dalits, has launched a campaign to raise Rs 13 lakhs via crowdfunding platform BigGiving. This marks the first time a socio-political movement is trying to use the Internet to generate funds after the stunning success of a similar effort by Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi […]

Land of Mayawati leads in cases of discrimination against scheduled caste, OBC students

Uttar Pradesh sees the highest number of complaints of discrimination against students belonging to the scheduled castes and other backward classes, according to government data. Uttar Pradesh, which accounts for about 17% of India’s total population, accounted for 57% of the total complaints regarding discrimination against students belonging to scheduled castes and other backward classes. […]