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Supreme Court refuses to stay 10% reservation for general category

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi says not inclined to pass an interim order against quota lawThe quota law proposes 10% reservation for economically weaker sections from the general category

1 min read8 Feb 2019
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The electoral math behind the upper caste quota

Thegovernment’s newreservationpolicymighthelptheBJP inretainingitscore support base, andinenthusingitsvote-mobilizersaheadofthegeneralelection

4 min read16 Jan 2019
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President Kovind clears quota bill for economically weaker general category

This comes even as the bill was challenged in the Supreme Court on Thursday

1 min read13 Jan 2019
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13 years on, stage set for another anti-quota stir?

Reservation for upper-caste poor may spark protests, say some college authorities

3 min read11 Jan 2019
Politics

Quota bill challenged in Supreme Court, day after passage

The petition challenging the quota bill in Supreme Court says the 124th amendment violates several basic features of the Constitution, including the equality code

2 min read11 Jan 2019
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Why Muslims have the first claim on any new ‘backward’ quota

Though the general category reservation bill is being sold as a pre-election sop for upper castes, data shows that if the government seeks out the poorest of the eligible poor, the quota should almost entirely go to Muslims

3 min read10 Jan 2019
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Quota bill passed in Rajya Sabha, president nod soon

The quota bill in Rajya Sabha was passed by 165 votes, more than two-thirds majority of the house. Seven members voted against it

3 min read10 Jan 2019
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SC to Centre: vacant OBC seats for general category

SC to Centre: vacant OBC seats for general category

1 min read14 Oct 2008

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