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  • Bhopal: ‘We will ensure that no upper caste candidate gets elected’

    Amid slogans of Jai Bhim and Baba saheb zindabad leaders representing various organisations of SC/ST/OBC minced no words in venting out their angst against sawarnas (upper castes community members) at the joint convention of SC/ST/OBC organised at BHEL Dussehara in Bhopal on Sunday.  During their address in the marathon daylong session the leaders challenged the upper caste candidates to win the Lok Sabha and assembly polls without support of SC/ST and OBC

  • Bhopal: Only 25 Brahmin Samaj members turn up for jail bharo stir

    Only 25 members of Brahmin Samaj turned up at Board Office square on Sunday to stage a ‘jail bharo’ andolan to protest government’s highhandedness and brutal thrashing of their leader Shiv Kumar Sharma. And, only 19 of them courted arrest. MP Nagar police station in-charge Upendra Bhati said that 19 members, including the two women, were arrested and released on bail. Members of Sarv Brahmin Samaj, Karni Sena, Rajput Samaj and others

  • Bhopal: BJP on edge over upper caste stir

    The Bharatiya Janata Party is ill at ease with a rally organised by Karni Sena in Ujjain on Sunday. The rally resulted from resentment among upper caste and other backward classes across the state against SC/ST (Atrocities) Act. State president Rakesh Singh on Tuesday held separate meetings with ministers, belonging to Brahmin and Thakur communities along with their leaders on Tuesday.

  • Ujjain: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan prefers to address meetings, avoids meeting people on way

    Looking to the recent incidents of protests and violent demonstrations during CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s jan ashirwad yatra, the BJP strategists have changed its format which came to fore in the district on Monday. During second phase of the yatra, on Monday he covered three more assembly constituencies viz Tarana Mahidpur and Nagda-Khachrod.

  • Ujjain: 3 lakh members gathered for maha rally, says MP Karni Sena secretary

    Karni Sena state secretary Shailendra Singh Jhala in-formed that till 9 am huge mass of around 3 lakh people from MP, Rajasthan and adjoining ar-eas gathered at Nanakheda Stadium for the maha rally called by Rajput Karni Sena on Sun-day to protest against SC/ST Act and reservation policy. Members were pouring in from far places were coming continuously so rally could be-gin after 1 pm. It may be the first time when

  • Ujjain: Congress Sevadal chief faces awkward situation over ‘SC/ST Act’

    All India Congress Sevadal (AICS) chief Lalji Desai felt uncomfortable here on Thursday when some media persons raised questions with regard to the Congress’ stand on reservation and enforcement of amended SC/ST (Prevention) Act. Desai was here to participate in the district-level organisation meeting at Rajiv Bhavan, Ksheer Sagar. During the press conference when he tried to advocate supremacy of the Constitution, he was asked by which provision the Supreme Court was

  • Bhopal: Congress gearing for friendly contest with BSP on some seats

    Congress has changed its strategy on alliance with Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) seeing the resentment on amendment in SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. Congress, instead of entering into alliance with the BSP, is now preparing for friendly contests on some seats. There are certain seats in Gwalior, Chambal and Vindhya regions where BJP wins elections because of caste equations of Congress and BSP candidates. Efforts are on not to let BSP candidates

  • Bhopal: Organisations opposing SC/ST Act join hands

    The organisations opposing SC/ST (Prevention of atrocities) Act have joined hands and come under one umbrella Kala Kanoon Virodhi Morch. The Morcha has decided to continue their agitation against the law until it is withdrawn. In a press conference here on Wednesday, the front coordinator Raghunandan Sharam said that Morcha Sarv Bharamin, Akhil Bhartiya Bharamin Mahasabha, Kshatriya Mahasabha, Karni Sena, Rajput Samaj have joined hands to protest against the law.

  • Bhopal: Upper caste stir, fuel prices take sheen off Shambal, bonus

    The hike in prices of petrol and diesel and the agitation on amendment in SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act are proving dear to the state BJP government. People have forgotten ‘Sambal Yojana’ launched by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for poor and distribution of bonus to the farmers under ‘CM Samridhi Yojana’ and they have started cursing the BJP on these issues.

  • Ujjain: Akhil Bharatiya Brahman mahila samaj members take out rally to oppose SC/ST Act

    Akhil Bharatiya Brahman Community women members along with several other community members organised a vehicle rally on Tuesday evening to oppose the recently amended SC/ST Act.Organiser Mamta Bhargava and Nisha Tripathi informed that government has passed draconian law of Atrocity Act which undermines the rights of the general category population.

  • Ujjain: Samanata Andolan Sangharsh Samiti to contest elections

    To oppose reservation and amendment of SC/ST Act, Samanta Andolan Sangharsh Samiti is planning to contest the assembly election scheduled at the end of this year. Samiti will contest from 29 seats of Ujjain division. Samiti convenor Yasvant Agnihotri informed that Samanta Andolan will declare their candidates for all 29 seats of the Ujjain division. Samiti will soon declare divisional election organising committee to formulate a plan for election. Dr Piyush Pandey

  • Indore: Shutdown call likely to hit normal life

    Schools, colleges and business establishments in the city will be closed and daily life is likely to be affected on Monday by the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by the Congress over rising fuel prices. This will be the second ‘bandh’ in the city when SAPAKS (Samanya Pichhada Alpsankhyak Kalyan Samaj) had called for a nation-wide bandh on September 6 to protest against amendment in the SC/ST Act. The Congress party has appealed to

  • Bandh against SC/ST Act a BJP conspiracy: Mayawati

    New Delhi : BSP chief Mayawati Friday dubbed the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by some upper caste-OBC groups against the SC/ST Act as an “electoral conspiracy” of the BJP to divide people on caste lines ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, reports PTI.

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    SC/ST law: Supreme Court seeks Centre’s response on pleas challenging new amendments

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today sought response from the Centre on a batch of pleas seeking to declare the fresh amendments to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act made by Parliament, as ultra vires. A bench of justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan issued notice to the Centre and sought its reply within six weeks.

  • Bharat Bandh: No changes will be made in SC/ST Act passed by Parliament, says Union Minister Ramdas Athawale

    Nagpur: Union Social Justice Minister Ramdas Athawale on Thursday said there was no going back on the amendments made to the SC/ST Act passed by Parliament against which some organisations had called for a Bharat Bandh. Speaking in Nagpur, Maharashtra, he said that his party– the Republican Party of India (Athawale)– was opposed to the government’s advisory against the use of the word Dalit. Those who are demanding a change in the Scheduled

  • Bharat Bandh Live Updates: Protesters stage rail roko in Bihar, people hit streets in Thane

    Security has been beefed up across the country about 150 organisations of upper castes and OBCs called for a Bharat bandh today against the amendment of SC/ST Act. Since morning protests have erupted in Bihar, Maharashtra’s Thane, Madhya Pradesh. Protestors have also stopped trains in Bihar’s Darbhanga and Munger’s Masudan.

  • Bhopal: Tattered roads lead to attack on CM’s rally

    Bhopal: The issues like the SC/ST Act and reservation may have been cited as reason behind the attack on the Chief Minister’s rally at Churhat in Sidhi on Sunday, but its seed lies in a wrangle between the Congress and the BJP over bad roads.

  • Bhopal: Kamal Nath, Rakesh Singh shown black flags over SC/ST Act

    Bhopal: BJP as well as Congress both are facing the heat generated over SC/ST Act review. Black flags were shown to Congress state president Kamal Nath in Ganjbasoda and the BJP state president Rakesh Singh in Sagar on Sunday.