Who are the Dhangars of Maharashtra, and why do they want ST status?

Headline : Who are the Dhangars of Maharashtra, and why do they want ST status? Details : Why in news? Recently, Maharashtra has announced extension of all social welfare schemes available to Scheduled Tribes to the Dhangar community of the state.   Who are the Dhangars? The Dhangars are shepherd community, living mostly in Western Maharashtra … Continue reading Who are the Dhangars of Maharashtra, and why do they want ST status?

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 Despite the consensus around the need for reforms, Indian prisons remain in a poor state as reflected in various issues including overcrowding and violation of prisoners’ rights. Discuss in light of the recently formed Amitava Roy committee. What measures must be taken to address this issue? (15 marks)

 Despite the consensus around the need for reforms, Indian prisons remain in a poor state as reflected in various issues including overcrowding and violation of prisoners' rights. Discuss in light of the recently formed Amitava Roy committee. What measures must be taken to address this issue? (15 marks) Approach: Introduce with the recent SC decision to … Continue reading  Despite the consensus around the need for reforms, Indian prisons remain in a poor state as reflected in various issues including overcrowding and violation of prisoners’ rights. Discuss in light of the recently formed Amitava Roy committee. What measures must be taken to address this issue? (15 marks)

Is the High Court’s power to issue writs wider than that of the Supreme Court of India? Examine. (10 marks)

Is the High Court’s power to issue writs wider than that of the Supreme Court of India? Examine. (10 marks) Approach: Introduce with the power of courts to issue writs under Article 32 and 226 Compare the writ jurisdictions of SC and HCs - wider jurisdiction of HC in some aspects and SC writ jurisdiction … Continue reading Is the High Court’s power to issue writs wider than that of the Supreme Court of India? Examine. (10 marks)

Prelims 512

Consider the following statements regarding the Committees of Constituent Assembly: 1. States Committee (for negotiating with States) was headed by Sardar Patel. 2. The Minorities Sub-Committee was headed by Maulana Abul Kalam Azam. 3. Fundamental Rights Sub-Committee was headed by Dr. Rajendra Prasad Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? A. 1 only B. … Continue reading Prelims 512