The 127 families who lost their homes, including 97 from the Ma Thakur tribe and 30 OBC families, are still awaiting rehabilitation.
It may seem to be an articulation of equality that transcends caste, but the ‘economic criterion’ simply allows upper caste groups to monopolise state power – something that the reservation scheme was meant to counter.
The immediate trigger is a rape of a Maratha girl, but the community has many other demands and grievances
Admissions are now based only on an interview, which could be detrimental to students from the backward classes who do not speak English well. The high court has stayed the admission process until August 10.
What is also certain is that public investment in education and health is distinctly inadequate and undermines India’s development model.
Winning Assam is important for both, the BJP, which needs a victory after Bihar and the Congress, which cannot afford to lose one more state
Elections cannot be won either by any corporate or jingoistic fraudulence. The writing on the wall shall now have the last laugh.
“Nobody will be allowed to take away your reservation and give it to any other community in pursuit of their vote bank politics,” the Prime Minister told OBCs and Dalits at an election rally on Monday.
An all-India survey casts the spotlight on a higher education system that uses the ‘graded inequality’ that Ambedkar warned about to keep out marginalised groups – OBCs, Dalits, Muslims and women
The Patels are privileged, but they are also convinced that their dominance is being thwarted by OBCs
An unexpectedly popular movement led by a 21-year-old demanding caste-based reservation for the powerful Patels in Gujarat is unnerving the BJP, which has enjoyed the community’s unstinted support for decades