OBC Quota

HC restrains Raj govt from implementing bill to raise OBC quota

It was of the view that the Rajasthan government must take prior permission of the apex court before implementing the new provisions sought to be introduced by the bill.

Nov 09, 2017, 22:27 PM IST

Hardik Patel says no plans to join Shiv Sena

Gujarat Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Thursday reiterated that he had not joined any political party and would prefer to remain the face of the Patel community's agitation for reservation in government jobs and educational institutions under the OBC quota.

Feb 09, 2017, 23:53 PM IST

Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti activists demanding OBC status arrested in Gujarat

Over 30 activists of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) were arrested when they gathered outside the office of the Gujarat Other Backward Class (OBC) Commission here on Wednesday to demand the community be accorded OBC status, police said.

Oct 26, 2016, 23:25 PM IST

Will protest ending of OBC quota for senior faculty: Lalu Prasad Yadav

The University Grants Commission has informed the central universities that their current practice of exempting senior faculty posts from the OBC quota would continue.

Jun 07, 2016, 21:18 PM IST
Quota stir in Gujarat phase-II: Hardik Patel's PAAS to begin 'lollipop Mahotsav' protest from today

Quota stir in Gujarat phase-II: Hardik Patel's PAAS to begin 'lollipop Mahotsav' protest from today

According to media reports the PAAS are not satisfied with the Gujarat CM announcing 10 percent reservation.

May 01, 2016, 03:01 AM IST
Hardik Patel lists 27 demands before CM Anandiben Patel for truce on Patel quota stir

Hardik Patel lists 27 demands before CM Anandiben Patel for truce on Patel quota stir

Hardik is at present lodged in Surat's Lajpore jail, while his three key aides are lodged in Ahmedabad's Sabarmati jail.

Mar 08, 2016, 17:28 PM IST

Hardik Patel positive on offer to form Patel Commission: BJP MP

After the meeting, he claimed Hardik did not reject the government's proposal to form Patel Commission.

Feb 28, 2016, 00:33 AM IST
Jat protests a lesson for China about dangers of social inequality, says Beijing paper

Jat protests a lesson for China about dangers of social inequality, says Beijing paper

A Communist Party-run paper 'Global Times' has said that ​Jat quota stir in Haryana were a lesson for China about the dangers of social unrest stemming from inequality.

Feb 23, 2016, 21:15 PM IST

Was offered Rs 1,200 cr, plum position to withdraw quota stir, Hardik alleges

The large-scale protests by Patidars had triggered violence in many parts of the state, culminating in the arrest of Hardik and his aides under the charge of sedition.

Feb 12, 2016, 23:41 PM IST
Kapu quota stir in Andhra Pradesh turns violent; train, police vehicles set on fire - 10 latest developments

Kapu quota stir in Andhra Pradesh turns violent; train, police vehicles set on fire - 10 latest developments

Huge violence broke out in Andhra Pradesh's Tuni town on Sunday as the Kapu community members seeking reservation under Backward Class category went on rampage.

Feb 01, 2016, 03:42 AM IST
Kapu quota stir: Here's list of trains cancelled, diverted due to violent protests in Andhra Pradesh

Kapu quota stir: Here's list of trains cancelled, diverted due to violent protests in Andhra Pradesh

Indian Railways either cancelled or diverted several trains passing through coastal Andhra in view of the violence that broke out during protests by the Kapu community over their demand for quotas.

Feb 01, 2016, 03:04 AM IST

Patel protesters cane-charged during Gujarat CM's roadshow

Police resorted to cane charge to disperse hundreds of Patel community members when they tried to go near Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, who was in the town for an election roadshow on Tuesday.

Nov 25, 2015, 00:29 AM IST

Hardik files bail plea in sessions court in sedition case

Hardik Patel on Tuesday filed a bail application in the Ahmedabad sessions court in connection with a sedition case filed against him.

Nov 18, 2015, 00:26 AM IST

Hardik Patel files bail plea in sessions court in sedition case

Patel quota stir leader Hardik Patel on Tuesday filed a bail application in the Ahmedabad sessions court in connection with a sedition case filed against him here last month.

Nov 17, 2015, 22:32 PM IST

Govt's responsibility if Patels resort to conversion: Shankersinh Vaghela

Senior Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela on Tuesday said the BJP-led Gujarat government will be "responsible" if members of Patel community leaves Hinduism and coverts to another religion to get benefits of reservation in jobs and education.

Oct 27, 2015, 21:24 PM IST
Hardik Patel threatens to expose 'well-propagated' Gujarat model

Hardik Patel threatens to expose 'well-propagated' Gujarat model

Hardik, who leads a faction of Patel groups' campaigning to get reservation under OBC quota, cited several examples to prove his point.

Oct 10, 2015, 16:34 PM IST
Prefer to ignore what Nawaz Sharif said at UN, says Manohar Parrikar

Prefer to ignore what Nawaz Sharif said at UN, says Manohar Parrikar

Manohar Parrikar was replying to a question about Sharif's speech at the UN General Assembly on September 30.

Oct 04, 2015, 19:06 PM IST
Sonia begins Bihar polls campaining; accuses PM Modi of 'narrow-mindedness'

Sonia begins Bihar polls campaining; accuses PM Modi of 'narrow-mindedness'

Attacking PM and BJP, Congress Prez Sonia Gandhi asked people to reject those who divide society.

Oct 03, 2015, 16:21 PM IST

No one is allowed to take law in hands: Gujarat CM over quota row

In a stern message to the Patel quota agitation leaders, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Friday said no one has the right to take law in hands and those found guilty of disturbing peace in the state will not be spared by police.

Oct 02, 2015, 23:23 PM IST

Bhagwat's quota review comment: Lalu, Nitish refuse to buy BJP's defence

Rubbishing BJP's claim of distancing itself from RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat suggestion for review of reservation, Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad on Monday said this was only done to "contain the damage" in Bihar polls as the ruling party does not have the "guts" to go against RSS.

Sep 22, 2015, 17:37 PM IST