Saturday, April 13, 2024

Topic: SCST

Near 20,000 SC, ST, OBC students dropped out of central varsities, IITs, IIMs in 5 years: Data

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.

Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind seeks SC status for Dalit converts to Islam, moves Supreme Court

In an important move, the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind has moved the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Union government to grant the Scheduled Caste status to Dalit converts to Islam so that they can benefit from reservation in government jobs and admission to educational institutions.

Crimes against Dalits, tribals increased in 2021: NCRB

Despite explicit constitutional provision and guidelines, the suffering of Dalits and Adivasi communities across India remains the worst, according to newly released NCRB data.

Online abuse can lead to case under SC/ST Atrocities Act: Kerala High Court

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday held that abuses and insults made on an online platform against a person belonging to a Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe would attract the offences under Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

JNU discriminates SC, ST, OBC, Muslim students in PhD entrance: Student groups

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India's top-ranked university for several years is reportedly discriminating PhD applicants from SC, ST, OBC, and Muslim categories by giving low marks in interviews.

SCs & STs PoA Act: Dalit body condemns SC judgment as ‘it weakens roots of fight against untouchability’

The Dalit, Adivasi bodies further reiterated that the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and the Scheduled Tribes (STs) (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 was framed to prevent atrocities committed against the Dalit and Adivasi communities.