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Scheduled Tribes

Top Court To Examine SC/ST Reservation

The court clarified that it will not delve into the validity of prior extensions granted for SC & ST reservations through earlier amendments

21 Sep 2023 1:08 AM

Mohan Guruswamy | Adivasis, the first Indians, cheated by Constitution?

The migration of outsiders into the traditional Adivasi homelands continues unabated

23 Aug 2023 12:00 AM

Pradip Phanjoubam | Heal Manipur ethnic rifts, or tinderbox may re-erupt

The undercurrents of tension are still palpable, considering that there are still an estimated 45,000 displaced people

22 May 2023 12:10 AM

Manish Tewari | What about merit... and equality of opportunity?

The question, therefore, is not reservation but how much?

20 Nov 2022 12:00 AM

AA Edit | Identity is no bar: Every Indian can aim to be PM

India has had, during its history, Presidents and Vice-Presidents elected, who were from religious minorities and oppressed castes

27 Oct 2022 12:10 AM


Mohan Guruswamy | Why governance fails in India’s tribal areas

A Cabinet Committee on Tribal Affairs was meant to constantly review the policy

28 Sep 2021 1:25 AM

SC to hear creamy layer exclusion matter after 2 weeks

The petition urged the top court to formulate a 'means test' for identification of 'creamy layer in SCs and STs.

02 Dec 2019 3:27 PM

BJP MP demands reservation for SCs, STs, OBCs in private sector

She said the government had also given reservation of 10 per cent to economically backward sections among the general category people.

30 Jul 2019 9:42 AM

STs warn of stir if Dhangars included in their category

They also demanded that the state should make public the report of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) about the status of Dhangars.

05 Mar 2019 12:50 AM

Have a heart, help forest tribes survive

The government is now promising to extend the Van Dhan scheme to cover larger sections of forest dwellers.

03 Mar 2019 12:07 AM


Supreme Court stays order of evicting forest dwellers

Apex court asked states to submit details of process adopted to assess claims under Scheduled Tribes and Other Forest Dwellers Act, 2006.

28 Feb 2019 4:28 PM

ST MLAs warn of agitation if government backs Dhangars

Says TISS report was against Dhangars, state can’t ignore it.

01 Dec 2018 1:46 AM

Dhangar youth kills himself in protest over reservations

The Dhangar community has been demanding reservation under the 'scheduled tribes' category for almost a decade now.

14 Aug 2018 1:41 AM

Parliament passes SC/ST amendment bill

The bill, which was passed by a voice vote in the Rajya Sabha, had got the Lok Sabha’s nod on August 6.

10 Aug 2018 1:03 AM

Govt pushes for SC/ST bill passage

Rajnath said this while responding to the issue after it was raised by the Congress during Zero Hour in the lower house.

03 Aug 2018 6:50 AM


Circular to inform cops about Dalit weddings in advance revoked in MP

The circular asking Dalits to submit notice 3 days prior to the wedding if they need protection, was done to maintain law and order.

06 May 2018 10:24 AM

Atrocity victims to get jobs, pensions, homes

State govt attempting to win back dalit support.

14 Apr 2018 1:40 AM

SC/ST Act: Over 47,338 cases filed in 2016

According to the minister, in the year 2015, as many as 38,564 cases were registered for crimes against Scheduled Castes.

04 Apr 2018 1:35 AM

As adivasis ignored, rage is brewing

Tribal people account for 8.2 per cent of India’s population.

08 Dec 2017 6:35 AM

Marathas March for better future, reservations, waiver

A majority of Marathas are farmers but farming is no longer lucrative as is evident in the huge number of suicides by the farmers. 

07 Sep 2017 3:03 AM