Devyani Khobragade (for Info only, not official)


Devyani Khobragade

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    ...Dr Ambedkar, thus, juxtaposed the class concept on caste division in India and broadly categorized SC/ST as depressed class, as almost all of them are in the same economic and social situation. He, therefore, demanded and got separate electorate for the depressed classes in 1930s. Unfortunately, later on, separate electorate could not be incorporated in the Indian constitution. Dr Ambedkar being chairman of drafting committee of constitution, could not demand for separate electorate again, in light of division of the country and also because he had earlier signed the Poona Pact under pressure. Because of this typical historical situation, representation of SC/ST was sought to be achieved through the now failed and practically unworkable concept of reserved constituencies. ...

    TOI on Sept. 10, 2016, 10:38 p.m.

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    ...His purpose is to strengthen India-Australia ties and to raise funds for women's education in India. It seemed to me a God-sent opportunity to join him in his run in Maharashtra and meet rural Marathi girls and boys - to talk to them in a relaxed way about things that never or rarely get talked about in our homes, fields, schools, colleges and workplaces, but which happen everywhere and to everyone. One of them is good, desirable and should be welcomed and celebrated. The other thing is terrible, undesirable and should not be tolerated at all. Both things happen to me even now. One is menstruation and the other is sexual harassment. ...

    NDTV on Feb. 20, 2016, midnight