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OBC Muslims’ body launches campaign for caste census in Maharashtra -Dhaval Kulkarni

-Hindustan Times The All India Muslim OBC Organisation (AIMOBC) is looking at expanding their campaign to press for caste-based census across the country and wants a scientific headcount of all castes, including those among Muslims, for enhanced affirmative action benefits. As the demand for a caste-based census intensifies, an organisation of backward Muslims has launched a state-wide campaign to press for it. The All India Muslim OBC Organisation (AIMOBC) is looking at...

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The OBCs are emerging as key to success in UP elections

-National Herald Sanjay Nishad has emerged as the new poster boy of OBC politics in UP as all political parties are locked in an intense race to woo non dominant OBCs, who constitute about 35% of the population On Thursday night a meeting of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was held with BJP national president J P Nadda and Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi. In the latter half...

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"Full Of Faff": Derek O'Brien's 8-Question Rebuttal To 8-Minister Presser -Sunil Prabhu

-NDTV.com Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien said the ministers had dodged the real issues in their press conference. New Delhi: A special press conference by eight Union Ministers was little more than "faff", Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien said on Thursday, countering accusations that the opposition had forced the monsoon session of parliament to end two days prematurely. Brushing away their allegations as bluster, Mr O'Brien pitched eight questions to the ministers ranging...

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Lok Sabha passes three Bills in 20 minutes

-The Hindu Opposition members question government’s commitment to democratic norms The Lok Sabha on Monday passed three Bills in 20 minutes as disruption by Opposition members over the Pegasus snooping controversy and the farms continued into the last week of the monsoon session of Parliament. The government also introduced three Bills in the din, prompting Congress leaders Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Manish Tewari to question the government’s commitment to democratic norms. RSP’s N.K. Premachandran...

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Providing horizontal quota: the Bihar way -Aditi Priya and Tejas Harad

-The Hindu The case for reservations for women and transgender persons in State jobs and higher education The Bihar government recently announced 33% horizontal reservation for women in State engineering and medical colleges. While reservation for Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs), Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) is referred to as vertical reservation, horizontal reservation refers to the equal opportunity provided to other categories of beneficiaries, such as...

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