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.
Bharat Bandh Live: RSS is hell bent on scrapping the reservation of SC/ST & OBCs, says Tejaswi Yadav
A nationwide shutdown has been called by several tribal and Dalit groups on Tuesday despite the February 13 ruling by the Supreme Court to stay eviction of 10 lakhs tribals and other forest dwellers.
Human Rights Forum (HRF) rejected the February 13 order of the Supreme Court that calls for eviction in a summary and time-bound manner of those whose claims for forest rights under The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act (FRA) have been rejected.
According to the report titled ‘Criminal Justice in the Shadow of Caste’, members of the Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) are over-represented, in relation to their population, in India’s prisons.
Teachers at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad, have joined former students in demanding that caste quotas be enforced during admissions to the Fellow Programme in Management, forcing authorities to schedule a meeting on the subject.