Minority communities

  • Legislation to Protect Persons Displaced Internally by Development Projects

    Category : Acts and Bills
    Subjects : Minority communities
    Author : Michael M. Cernea

    On September 26, 2013, India adopted a historic new bill which, for the first time, addressed internal displacement caused by development. The long name chosen by the lawmakers for this bill sounds almost like a manifest: “The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation Act” (LARR).

  • Issue of Caste Certificate to SC/STs in the State of Maharashtra

    Category : Court Cases
    Subjects : Minority communities
    Author : Supreme Court of India

    Benefits and privileges are denied to migrant SCs and STs in Maharashtra on the basis of certain circulars and letters issued by the Government of India and consequential instructions issued by the State of Maharashtra indicating that members belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes specified in relation to any other State shall not be entitled to the benefits and privileges accorded by The State of Maharashtra unless the person concerned is shown to be a permanent resident of the State of Maharashtra on 10-8-1950 in the case of Scheduled Tribes.

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