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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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More than 2.57 lakh people evicted in India during the pandemic; 21 people evicted from their homes every hour, says latest report

-Press release by Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN) dated 9th September, 2021 Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN), today, released its new report on forced evictions in India. Titled, Forced Evictions in India in 2020: A Grave Human Rights Crisis During the Pandemic, this report presents comprehensive data and an analysis of forced evictions and demolitions of homes of the urban and rural poor across the country in 2020. It...

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Why is it difficult for children from underprivileged sections of the society to get their lessons online? Read this new report.

Remote teaching and learning promoted by Edtech companies as an alternative to physical classrooms, especially since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, may have a sizeable consumer base in our country. However, at the bottom of the pyramid, there are only a few takers of online education. In reality, class and caste-divide, which is more prominent in rural areas, affects access to digital learning. The majority of the school going...

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Children from communities facing discrimination are more likely to have stunted growth: Study -Tanya Jain While links between child malnutrition and poverty are well-established, a new study shows how social discrimination is also a factor in stunting. Vulnerable to social discrimination, children from Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Muslim families are more likely to experience stunting – a condition where the body height is less than the accepted range at a given age – says a new study. Even socio-economic advantages do not change the...

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Delhi Arrested 34 Under UAPA in 2020. Here's Why the Home Ministry Won't List Them Out. -Gaurav Vivek Bhatnagar The list comprises 26 Muslims, 21 Sikhs, one member of a Scheduled Tribe and two Hindus, both of whom were arrested for their role in the protests against the CAA, which discriminates against Muslims. New Delhi: Last month, when Trinamool Congress’s Lok Sabha MP Mala Roy asked the Union home ministry for “(a) the total number of cases registered by Delhi Police under UAPA during the last one year; and (b)...

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