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Official designations given to various groups of indigenous people in India

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Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes: Official designations given to various groups of indigenous people in India
The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes are officially designated groups of people and among the most disadvantaged socio-economic groups in India. The terms are recognized in the Constitution of India and the groups are designated in one or other of the categories. For much of the period of British rule in the Indian subcontinent, they were known as the Depressed Classes.

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Manipur HC amends 2023 order recommending ST status for Meiteis that led to clashes | Oneindia News [Video]

Manipur HC amends 2023 order recommending ST status for Meiteis that led to clashes | Oneindia News

In a surprising turn of events, the Manipur High Court has revisited its March 2023 order and issued a modification that is set to have far-reaching implications. During a review petition hearing on..

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