Free Press Journal
  • No relief for activist Trupti Desai; faces imminent arrest

    Mumbai : In a major setback to women’s rights activist Trupti Desai, the Bombay High Court recently turned down her plea seeking pre-arrest relief. This means, Desai can now be arrested by the Pune police at any time.

  • Ujjain: Workshop for teaching staff focuses on problems in Indian society

    Ujjain: The second day of a workshop held by Lokmanya Tilak Shikshan Samiti for its teaching staff on Friday, discussed social problems bothering society in present times. Caste based reservation, the recent amendment in the SC/ST Act by the apex court, and related issues were focused on by vice chancellor of Bhoj university, Bhopal, Dr Ravindra Kanhere, who was the key speaker.  Certain factions of the society, he said, have been using

  • Bhima-Koregaon violence: 19-year-old victim found dead in well; Prakash Ambedkar dubs it ‘murder’

    Pune: A 19-year-old Dalit woman, whose house was burnt down during the violence at Bhima-Koregaon in Pune district earlier this year, was found dead, with Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh leader Prakash Ambedkar today claiming it appeared to be a “murder”. A senior police officer said that a case of abetment of suicide was registered against nine people, and two of them have been arrested.

  • Bhopal: MP police to adhere to SC order on SC/ST Act says Makrand Deouskar

    Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh police will continue to follow the orders given by Supreme Court on SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, even as their counterpart in the neighbouring Chhattisgarh state has withdrawn the circular pertaining to execution of court’s order.

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    SC/ST Act: Three BJP states to appeal against Supreme Court ruling

    New Delhi: Following a nudge from the top party brass, three BJP-ruled states have decided to keep in abeyance implementation of the Supreme Court order on the SC/ST Act and will file review pleas against the directive, a top leader said today. While Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan had reportedly taken steps to implement the order, they have now decided to put its execution in abeyance and approach the apex court for

  • SC verdict should not create violence among society: Former CJI

    New Delhi : Lending weight to the Centre’s criticism of the Supreme Court’s verdict on the SC/ST Act, former Chief Justice of India KG Balakrishnan on Friday said the judgment was “basically wrong” and observed that judicial orders should not create violence among the people.

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    Forget farcical fast, reconvene Parliament for debate: Congress to BJP

    New Delhi: The Congress today demanded that Parliament be reconvened to debate and legislate on key issues and said the time had come for the BJP to “repent and apologise” to the people instead of indulging in the “theatrics of a farcical fast”.

  • Bharat Bandh updates: 30 CRPF companies sent to states

    New Delhi: The central government has sent 30 companies of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) — the country’s largest paramilitary force — to various states to maintain law and order during the “Bharat Bandh” called on Tuesday.

  • Bharat Bandh: Over a dozen injured as clash breaks out during protest

    Patna: Over a dozen of people were injured on Tuesday in a violent clash in Bihar during the “Bharat Bandh” called by various groups to protest against reservation policies, police said. Supporters, mostly upper castes youths, blocked roads and forcibly enforced the nationwide shutdown in Ara town, Bhojpur district.

  • “Not one promise kept”: Another Dalit MP writes to Modi

    NEW DELHI: A Dalit Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Uttar Pradesh’s Nagina, Yashwant Singh, wrote a letter to PM Modi and accused the Central government of ignoring the Dalits of the country.

  • SC/ST Act: Dalit party pens letter in blood to PM Narendra Modi, President Kovind

    Kanpur: Members of the Bhartiya Dalit Panthers Party on Thursday wrote a letter in blood to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind against the alleged dilution of Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) (Prevention of Atrocities) Act by the Supreme Court. The party members also paid tributes to those who lost their lives during the Bharat Bandh protests.

  • Leaders of opposition parties hold a joint protest in Parliament

    New Delhi: Leaders of opposition parties on Thursday held a joint protest in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament over a slew of issues. They protested against issues like bank scam issue, farmer crisis, no-confidence motion, SC/ST Protection Act and disinvestment of Air India among other issues.

  • SC/ST Act row: Protests without a cause

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that those who had sought to hold the country to ransom by staging a violent nation-wide bandh against its order in the case pertaining to the anti-atrocities law to protect Dalits were totally ill-informed. There was no ground for them to get agitated since they had not, repeat, not in any way diluted the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. In other words,

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    SC/ST Act: Is it right to demonise the Executive?

    One of the first lessons in Civics at school is the doctrine of separation of powers, which assigns separate spheres to the three organs of government. This system of checks and balances, we are taught, keeps our democracy humming along smoothly. It is illogical, therefore, to demonise the Executive when the Judiciary exercises its powers in accordance with its constitutional mandate.

  • No other government honoured BR Ambedkar as we did: PM Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Seeking to reach out to the Dalit community, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said no regime had honoured B R Ambedkar like his government had. Modi’s remarks come soon after widespread protests, some turning violent, in different parts of the country over a Supreme Court verdict putting in place safeguards to prevent misuse of a law to prevent atrocities of SCs and STs.