The CPI(M) Thursday demanded reservation for Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) in private sector jobs and resolved to run a campaign to bring pressure on the Centre to bring a legislation to help people of these communities, hit hard due to neo-liberal economic policies.
The RSS on Sunday accused the Janata Parivar of propagating "untouchability" towards the Narendra Modi government and failing to treat people from the Scheduled Castes in UP and Bihar with dignity though its constituents claim to follow the ideals of Ram Manohar Lohia.
The Supreme Court Friday sought responses from the government and the Election Commission on a plea seeking "re-adjustment" of reserved parliamentary and assembly seats for scheduled castes and tribes in the wake of inclusion of more castes in SC category in 2002 and 2007.
With his remarks about upper caste people being foreigners causing flutter within JD(U), Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday stuck to his comment that SCs and STs are original inhabitants of the country.
The Centre is considering to amend the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and expand its presumptions such as punishment for neglect of duties by public servants not belonging to SCs and STs, the Lok Sabha was told on Tuesday.
The Supreme Court Thursday said it was for the central government to decide whether there should be reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in super speciality posts in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) as the court declined to revisit its July 2013 judgment.