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18th December – Reservation for Anglo Indians

The Union Cabinet recently approved a proposal to end the constitutional provisions that guarantee the reservation of two seats for the Anglo-Indian community in the Lok Sabha and in State Assemblies. Background – Frank Anthony made the case for special representation on behalf of the community following which Mahatma Gandhi agreed to his request for …

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16th December – Explained – Anglo Indians

Recently, the Parliament passed the Constitution (126th Amendment) Bill, extending reservation for SC/STs but doing away with the provision for nomination of Anglo Indians to Lok Sabha and some state Assemblies. Who are Anglo-Indians? The Anglo-Indian community in India traces its origins to an official policy of the British East India Company to encourage marriages …

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