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POLITICS

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Yogi Adityanath, Quota, Backward class, Reservation

Not a poll sop: Why politicians must understand the legal aspects before announcing reservations

Yogi Adityanath declared 17 OBC communities to be treated as Scheduled Castes. Didn't he know that only Parliament has this power?

POLITICS

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BJP, Taxation, Upper caste, Narendra Modi

Entitled India: Why our policy passion for freebies enfeebles our country

Those celebrating reservations based on economic backwardness are ignoring the costs the Indian economy would have to pay over the next 25 years.

POLITICS

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Quota, Narendra Modi, Upper caste, Reservation

Why Modi’s 10% reservation is the worst news for upper castes since Independence

Narendra Modi has managed to bring upper castes to their knees for reservations, their backs now turned upon 'merit'

POLITICS

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Reservation, Supreme Court, Parliament, Mandal commission

Why there wasn't much debate in Parliament over a quota on economic criteria

The government showed no study or report to explain how the economically backward are being denied opportunities. Even then, it faced no serious discussion or intellectual challenge.

POLITICS

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2019 Lok Sabha elections, Reservation, Narendra Modi, Ews reservation

10% reservation for economically backward in general category is Modi's trump card for 2019 Lok Sabha polls

The opposition parties have been dealt a major blow by the Modi government.

POLITICS

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Atrocities Act, Reservation, Brahmins, Congress

What no one talked of after Congress' wins: The party is back to wooing Brahmins, and stoking caste fears

The self-anointed 'saviour of Dalits' raised reservation and the restoration of the Atrocities Act in its recent campaigns.

POLITICS

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Caste system, Equality, Obc, Scst

How the Supreme Court wants to solve the reservation conundrum

Will the government accept the judiciary's solution?

POLITICS

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Reservation, Indefinite fast, BJP, Hardik Patel

Hardik Patel calling off his hunger strike is BJP's first win against the quota spearhead since 2015

The PAAS leader ended his indefinite fast despite the Gujarat government refusing to entertain any of his demands.

POLITICS

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BJP, Narendra Modi, Caste, Obc

Why it's time to rethink India's reservation policy

The judiciary and the government must take action, sooner rather than later.

POLITICS

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Reservation, Protests, Maratha, BJP

Why Maharashtra BJP is looking to make peace with violent Maratha protesters

The protestors have so far torched public and private vehicles, and have threatened to intensify their agitation from August 9.