Demographics | जनसांख्यिकी
Bihar Assembly’s caste
After a long time, an SC candidate emerged victorious from a general seat. Ashok Kumar Chaudhary, a Pansi, won the Kanti seat as an independent candidate. This happens very rarely as political parties never field SC candidates from General seats
Past OBC numbers don’t inspire confidence
Given the fact the three different agencies came up with different figures, it is clear that the credibility of the much-hyped Socio-Economic and Caste Census 2011 will also be under a cloud
Janhit Abhiyan for caste census
It was this Delhi-based organization that brought together politicians, professors and social thinkers who were in favour of a caste census and gave rise to a movement
Forward Thinking, September 2015
FORWARD Press led that campaign from the front with several articles arguing why such a caste census or survey was needed and overdue. So, now that on 3 July the current NDA government has begun a statistical striptease of the survey results, FP returns to the subject
‘Speculative figures promote dangerous casteism’
Professor Amitabh Kundu says that the last time we had a caste census was almost a century ago and it’s high time the government based its programmes and quotas on recent robust and comparable data
Policies matter more than a caste census
Prem Kumar Mani in conversation: ‘The government should have figures on OBCs too. This will also reveal the numbers of the dominant classes’
Why caste figures are being kept under wraps
The government did not release figures about castes. It only published figures pertaining to rural India. From what has been made public, it is clear that poverty is growing. One out of every three SC and ST families is landless
क्यों छुपाया जा रहा है जाति जनगणना के आंकड़ों को?
सरकार ने जाति के बारे में आंकड़े न बताते हुए ग्रामीण भारत के सम्बन्ध में आंकड़े जारी किए। शहरों के आंकड़े भी जाहिर नहीं किये गये। जो आंकड़े सार्वजनिक किये गए उनसे साफ़ है कि गरीबी बढ़ रही है। अनुसूचित जाति-जनजाति के हर तीन परिवारों में से एक भूमिहीन है
Getting Centre to divide OBC quota
The proposal put forward by the National Commission for Backward Classes regarding bifurcation of the Centre’s list of OBCs is a welcome move and in consonance with the principles of social justice
'Caste census will bring out the truth'
Lalu Prasad in conversation: ‘The situation did change … People now send their children to schools even if it means forgoing their essential needs … When we gave voice to the poor, the opposition branded it as jungle raj’
Data under guard
Numbers don’t lie. The numbers in question will reveal the extent of the minority upper castes’ control over the state’s resources. Does this explain the government’s reluctance to publish these numbers?