scheduled caste

Newly-elected ward members of Pitchivilai village condemn SC reservation, resign

One ward member had not yet sworn in due to personal reasons.

published on : 24th October 2021

Tribals boycott poll after post reserved for SC candidate

According to sources, the panchayat has over 3,450 votes, mostly tribals. There are just seven persons belonging to SC communities (2011 census).

published on : 10th October 2021

All alone, this SC TN panchayat president awaits ward members

The public in Pitchivilai panchayat, Tiruchendur taluk, boycotted the 2019 rural local body elections, condemning the reservation of president posts for Scheduled Caste members.

published on : 8th October 2021

Can’t cancel SC certificate as person went to church: Madras HC

Court pulls up officials for assuming woman had changed religion just because she married a Christian

published on : 7th October 2021

Rural local body polls: Election boycotted over SC reservation in Vellore

On Wednesday, the villagers further decided not to exercise their franchise for the other two posts -- district panchayat ward member and panchayat union ward member.

published on : 7th October 2021

Row over cremation near SC settlement in Krishnagiri

According to sources, 30 Arunthathiyar families live in Nayakkankottai which comes under the Kottayur panchayat. Rangappa belonging to Scheduled Tribe died on Saturday and was cremated in farmland.

published on : 4th October 2021

Sweeper hit with footwear in Tamil Nadu, woman booked under SC/ST Act 

In a video that was widely circulated on social media, Parameswari is seen beating Ramakrishnan with her footwear.

published on : 4th October 2021

Kerala Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala spends Gandhi Jayanti with SC families 

On October 2, Chennithala offered floral tributes before a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi and dined with the families there.

published on : 4th October 2021

Haryana HC refuses to stay investigation, coercive action against Bollywood actor Yuvika Chaudhary for using casteist slur

It was alleged that actor Yuvika Chaudhary made some derogatory and objectionable remarks about the Scheduled Caste community in her blog.

published on : 2nd October 2021

School principal makes Dalit students sit in separate queues during mid-day meal in UP, suspended

A detailed probe is underway after the FIR was registered against Soni under relevant sections of the SC/ST Atrocities Prevention Act.

published on : 1st October 2021

SC students asked to wash their utensils, keep them separate in Uttar Pradesh

The complaint said that the SC students, around 80 in all, unlike others were made to clean their utensils after eating the meal and asked to keep them separate.

published on : 26th September 2021

Centre, states urge Supreme Court to hear reservation in promotion petitions

The top court noted that in its earlier order, the state governments were directed to finalise the issues which are peculiar to them so that court can proceed in the matter.

published on : 14th September 2021

Villupuram: Scheduled Caste girl alleges casteism, seeks help from Stalin

Meanwhile, Inspector Vinayaga Murugan, of Periyathachur station, said they had made a CSR entry as it was a non-cognisable offence.

published on : 14th September 2021

New panel will be toothless: SC/ST leaders

The DMK government is set to pass a Bill to establish a State commission for the welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

published on : 13th September 2021

Punjab government waives loans worth Rs 41.48 crore of over 10,000 SC youths

The minister for social justice, empowerment and minorities said the Punjab government has decided to waive up to Rs 50,000 for all kinds of loans taken by SC youths for self-employment.

published on : 12th September 2021
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