Near 20,000 students who belong to the Other Backward Classes (OBCs), Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) have terminated their studies in various courses offered by central universities, IITs, and IIMs between 2018 and 2023, according to the Ministry of Education.
Speaking to Begampura Productions, Dalit, Bahujan and Adivasi students at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai who were awarded their certificates of Masters, M. Phil and PhDs at this year’s convocation, shared the struggles, experience and joy of their journey.
In his Rajya Sabha speech on Tuesday, DMK MP P. Wilson drew the Union Government's attention to the 'constitutional deadlock' regarding the issue of OBC reservation in local body elections across India.
Mandal movement was about empowering the OBCs against the fake consolidation put forward by the upper castes in RSS. Now the All India Social Justice Federation is about preserving federalism and ensuring social justice, being both tenets destroyed during the Modi regime.
Just ahead of Uttar Pradesh elections - three major OBC leaders and ministers in Yogi Adityanath's cabinet - Swami Prasad Maurya, Dara Singh Chauhan, and Dharam Singh Saini resigned from the party this week.
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad and a dozen other Bhim Army cadres were detained by Madhya Pradesh police on Sunday ahead of their plans to organise a huge rally in Bhopal to seek 27 per cent reservation for the Other Backward Classes.