Scheduled Castes: News

03 Oct 2023

Nitish Kumar

All-party meeting to discuss Bihar caste survey results today

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is set to host an all-party meeting on Tuesday to discuss the findings of the Bihar caste survey, NDTV reported.

20 Sep 2023

Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi 'tried to kill MPs in 2012': BJP MP

The debate on the Women's Reservation Bill witnessed a faceoff between Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) MP Nishikant Dubey in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

20 Sep 2023

Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi supports Women's Reservation Bill, demands caste census

Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said that the Congress party would support the reservation for women in Parliament and the state assemblies.

23 Jul 2023

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh: Dalit man's face, body allegedly smeared with feces

In another shocking development from Madhya Pradesh, a Dalit man's face and body were allegedly smeared with human excrement by another man belonging to a different caste in Chhatarpur district.

23 Jul 2023


Manipur: Freedom fighter's wife reportedly burnt alive by armed mob

As the ethnic violence continues to wreak havoc across Manipur, another horrifying story has come to light where the wife of a freedom fighter was reportedly burnt alive in the northeastern state's Kakching district.

27 Mar 2023


Karnataka: Protest outside Yediyurappa's residence over reservation; Section 144 imposed

A massive protest erupted outside former Karnataka chief minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader BS Yediyurappa's residence in Shivamogga's Shikaripura, demanding the withdrawal of the state government's recent move on the internal reservation for the Scheduled Castes.

21 Mar 2023

Central Government

Nearly 4,000 SC, ST, OBC central university teaching posts vacant

Around 3,874 teaching posts for candidates from reserved categories are lying vacant in all 45 central universities across the country, the Centre informed the Parliament on Monday.

16 Aug 2022


'Distressed' by Dalit boy's death, Rajasthan Congress MLA resigns

Saddened by the demise of a nine-year-old Dalit boy in an alleged caste crime, Rajasthan MLA Pana Chand Meghwal sent his resignation to CM Ashok Gehlot on Monday.

06 Aug 2022

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu: 27 get life term for Dalit triple murder

The Special Court for Exclusive Trial established under the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention Act) recently sentenced 27 people to life in prison in connection with the brutal murder of three Dalits in Tamil Nadu's Sivagangai district in 2018.

22 Jun 2021


Seven tribals thrashed for 'stealing fish' in Chhattisgarh; 10 held

Seven tribals, including a minor boy, all belonging to Pando tribal community, were thrashed with sticks in front of villagers in the Balrampur District of Chhattisgarh after they were accused of stealing fishes from a pond, following which husband of the village sarpanch and nine others were arrested on Monday, police said.

UP: Dalit woman gang-raped at gunpoint, accused on the run

A former village head and another man allegedly raped a Dalit woman, said to be in her 20s, in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur Dehat district, multiple reports said.

20 Feb 2020


Accused of theft, Dalits thrashed; petrol poured in private parts

In a hair-raising incident, two Dalits, accused of stealing money from a two-wheeler showroom in Rajasthan, were tied and thrashed by a couple of men.

10 Feb 2020

West Bengal

After Delhi, West Bengal plans to offer subsidized electricity

The West Bengal government on Monday announced a subsidy on electricity along with a flurry of sops in its last full Budget ahead of the 2021 Assembly elections.

SC upholds SC/ST Amendment Act; reintroduces bar on anticipatory bail

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the constitutional validity of the 2018 amendment to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act (SC/ST Act).

13 Dec 2019

Crime Against Women

UP: Dancer, shot for stopping performance, will need multiple surgeries

She was performing at a wedding function on November 30, paused to catch a breath, and her life took a deadly turn as she was shot at.

20 Aug 2019


Karnataka: Finally, Yediyurappa expands his Cabinet, 17 MLAs take oath

Almost a month after he was sworn-in as Karnataka's Chief Minister, BS Yediyurappa expanded his Cabinet on Tuesday, with 17 MLAs taking the oath.

16 Jul 2019


IITs, NITs facing severe faculty shortage, reveals government data

India's premier educational institutes like the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and National Institutes of Technology (NITs) are facing severe faculty shortage, said HRD Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank recently.

15 Jul 2019


Amethi: Muslims attack Dalit-woman, thrash husband for 'running' coaching center

A Dalit woman was molested, touched inappropriately, her kurta ripped off, and when her husband came to her rescue, he was brutally thrashed.

06 Jul 2019

Narendra Modi

Agra: BJP MP's security beat toll staff; shots fired

Days after PM Modi called violent behavior by members of the BJP "unacceptable" following Indore MLA Akash Vijayvargiya's assault on a civic official, reports of party MP Ram Shankar Katheria's security personnel thrashing toll plaza employees in Agra have emerged. The incident was captured on video.

26 Jun 2019


#CareerBytes: These institutes offer free UPSC IAS coaching for underprivileged

The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE), also popularly known as the IAS exam, is one of the toughest exams. But with the right preparation and hard work, one can crack the exam.

07 May 2019


Five rape woman in front of husband, video goes viral

In a horrifying incident, a woman, who was travelling with her husband, was allegedly raped by five men in the Alwar district of Rajasthan on April 26.

29 Apr 2019


#CareerBytes: These institutes offer free UPSC IAS coaching for underprivileged

The UPSC Civil Services Examination (CSE), also popularly known as the IAS exam, is one of the toughest exams. But with the right preparation and hard work, one can crack the exam.

30 Jan 2019


Kerala: Congress leader raped minor for a year, booked

A Congress leader from Kerala's Wayanad district allegedly raped a minor tribal girl for over a year, police said on Wednesday.

30 Jan 2019


SC refuses to stay SC/ST Act amendments again

For the second time in seven days, the Supreme Court, on Wednesday, refused to stay amendments to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, that rules out all provisions for anticipatory bail for the accused.

06 Dec 2018


Uttar Pradesh: BJP MP Savitribai Phule resigns from party

BJP MP Savitribai Phule resigned from the party today, saying it is dividing society.

28 Nov 2018


Irrigation scam: NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal backs Ajit Pawar

Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal today came out in support of party colleague Ajit Pawar, who is facing allegations of involvement in a multi-crore irrigation scam, and hit out at the BJP-led Maharashtra government over it.

02 Oct 2018


Punjab CM Amarinder Singh orders release of post-matric SC scholarships

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh yesterday ordered the release of the pending post-matric scholarships for Dalit students, warning strict action will be taken against private institutions if they deny admission due to delayed payment.

24 Sep 2018


UP: Dalit woman leaves college after constant harassment by man

A 22-year-old Dalit woman had to leave college after being allegedly harassed by a man in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, police said today.

07 Sep 2018


Mayawati alleges that BJP-RSS is behind 'Bharat Bandh'

BSP Chief Mayawati on Friday dubbed the 'Bharat Bandh' called by some upper caste OBC groups against the SC/ST Act as an "electoral conspiracy" of Bhartiya Janta Party to divide people on the basis of caste ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

07 Sep 2018


Can't take back chocolate from kid immediately: Mahajan on SC/ST Act

Amid widespread anger, including calls of 'Bharat bandh', against the amendment to the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that the issue must not be politicized and all political parties should get together to discuss the issue.

04 Sep 2018


Media should stop using the word "Dalit", says government

In a letter, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has directed media outlets to refrain from using the word "Dalit" henceforth.

31 Aug 2018


Noida: Men abduct, rape 16-year-old, force her to drink alcohol

In Noida, a 16-year-old was allegedly kidnapped, forced to drink alcohol and gang-raped by two men, police said on Thursday.

SC/STs from one state cannot claim benefit in others: SC

The Supreme Court today held that a member of a Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe community cannot claim the benefit of reservation in government employment in other states if his or her caste is not notified there.

#CareerBytes: Top Central Schemes for scholarships you should know about

The Center awards several scholarships to students pursuing various courses based on merit, community, and family income among other things.

12 Aug 2018


Constitutional status to NCBC: Milestone for OBCs' empowerment, says Hukumdev

Granting constitutional status to National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) is a major milestone towards empowering downtrodden in the country, said BJPs' key OBC leader Hukumdev Narayan Yadav.

Extend Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe law to J&K: TRCF

An organization representing Gujjars and Bakerwals said today the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe law, in its amended form, should be extended to J&K to ensure social equality and provide speedy justice to tribals in the state.

11 Aug 2018

Indian Government

#CareerBytes: Top Central Schemes for scholarships you should know about

The Center awards several scholarships to students pursuing various courses based on merit, community, and family income among other things.

05 Aug 2018

Lok Sabha

Amit Shah dares Congress to clear stand on OBC bill

BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday dared the Congress to clear its stand in the Rajya Sabha on the amended OBC bill, saying it will expose whether the party was really for the backward communities or not.

02 Aug 2018


Gujarat: Dalit youth sports mustache causing clash between Dalits, Rajputs

Members of Dalit and Rajput communities clashed in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, after Karadia Rajputs, an OBC group, allegedly objected to a Dalit youth wearing shorts and sporting a mustache.

27 Jul 2018


Female student enrollment lowest in institutes of national importance: AISHE

The enrolment of female students is lowest in the institutions of national importance, followed by state private open universities and government deemed universities, according to the All India Survey of Higher Education (AISHE).

16 Jul 2018

Madhya Pradesh

MP: Tribals stripped naked, thrashed for stealing 120-liters of diesel

A transporter and his friend have been booked for allegedly stripping his three tribal employees naked and assaulting them for "stealing" 120-liters of diesel from his trucks in Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), the police said.

AMU gets notice over not providing reservation benefits to SC/STs

The Uttar Pradesh Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Commission today said the Aligarh Muslim University is not a minority institution and issued notice asking to explain why it does not give reservation to the SC/ST communities.

30 Jun 2018


Maharashtra: Man arrested for raping woman on pretext of marriage

A 28-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 25-year-old woman on several occasions after promising to marry her in the Palghar district of Maharashtra, police said today.

21 Jun 2018

Delhi Government

Delhi-govt to provide loans to 'safai-karmcharis' to buy sewer-cleaning machines

Now manual scavengers or 'safai karmcharis' will no longer have to dig deep into manholes risking their lives, as the Delhi government has decided to provide them loans to purchase sewer cleaning machines.

SC to hear Centre's plea regarding dilution of SC/ST Act

The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the Centre's plea to recall its March 20 judgment of provisions made in the SC/ST Act.

26 Apr 2018

Yogi Adityanath

CM Adityanath, Akhilesh, Mayawati to address rallies in poll-bound Karnataka

The Karnataka Assembly polls are the new battlefield for political stalwarts of Uttar Pradesh, including Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, SP supremo Akhilesh Yadav, and BSP chief Mayawati, who will be crisscrossing the state to turn the tide in favor of their respective parties.

23 Apr 2018


1,449 cases relating to atrocities against SCs pending before NCSC

As many as 1,449 cases relating to atrocities against Scheduled Castes in Bihar and Jharkhand are pending before the Commission till date, said Yogendra Paswan, a National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) member.

22 Apr 2018


When a head priest carried a Dalit on his shoulder

In a major attack on India's deep-rooted caste system, the head priest of Hyderabad's Chilkur Balaji recently carried a Dalit man on his shoulder into the revered temple's inner sanctum.

03 Apr 2018

Lok Sabha

Over 47,000 crime cases under SC/ST Act in 2016: Government

As many as 47,338 cases of crime against Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes were registered across the country in 2016, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

02 Apr 2018


SC/ST protest: About 100 trains affected, routes restored

More than 100 passenger and mail train services were affected on Monday as protesters squatted on the tracks to enforce an all-India shutdown against the dilution of the SC/ST Act, officials said, adding that the routes were largely restored.

Violent protests against SC order on SC/ST Act hit Rajasthan

Nearly 30 people were detained as Dalit groups protesting against the Supreme Court order on the SC/ST Act blocked rail and road traffic and vandalized public property, including a train, in several parts of Rajasthan, disrupting normal life.

UP CM appeals to people to maintain law and order

Amid the reports of violence in parts of western Uttar Pradesh during the Bharat Bandh on Monday to protest against the perceived dilution of a Dalit protection law by a Supreme Court order, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has appealed to the people not to vitiate law and order.

02 Apr 2018

Delhi Police

SC/ST dilution: Delhi's train services disrupted, protesters squat on tracks

Protesters squatted on tracks in several places outside Delhi, stopping trains, including the Dehradun Express and the Ranchi Rajdhani, to enforce an all India shutdown against the dilution of the SC/ST Act, officials said on Monday.

30 Mar 2018


Haryana: Stones hurled at Anil Vij's car, minister escapes unhurt

Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said two people hurled stones at his official car when he was leaving the secretariat building complex in Panipat on Friday, but he escaped unhurt.

07 Mar 2018


Artificial Intelligence can help eliminate caste system, inequalities: Ambedkar followers

The supporters of BR Ambedkar have planned to celebrate the 127th birth-anniversary of Dalit leader at UN headquarters in New York next month with "Artificial Intelligence for Humanity" theme.

23 Nov 2017


Government re-introduces bill granting constitutional status to backward classes

With Gujarat elections in the offing, the BJP-led central government is all set to re-introduce the bill granting constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) in the winter session of Parliament.

01 Jul 2017


Is India ready for GST?

For businesses that are still bracing from demonetization, the bare truth is that small businesses have little knowledge about the changes under GST.

18 May 2017


Bengaluru may replace all existing streetlights with LED lights

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) is planning to replace all of its existing street lights with LED lights.

11 May 2017

Aadhaar Card

Bengaluru- School children crowd-fund for heart surgeries

More than 50 students from Delhi Public School Yelahanka, belonging to standards 9,10 and 12 have initiated a crowd-funding campaign for 60 days.

05 May 2017


SC/ST: DoPT report recommends reservation in promotions

In another push to affirmative action, a report by the department of personnel and training (DoPT) has now recommended reservation for scheduled castes and tribes (SC/ST) in promotions.

26 Apr 2017


Provide reservation for economically disadvantaged: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale on Tuesday made a case for allowing 25% reservation for economically disadvantaged sections.