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Who was Fatima Sheikh?

Fatima Sheikh was an Indian educator and social reformer, who was a colleague of the social reformers Jyotirao Phule and Savitribai Phule. She was born on 9 January 1831, and passed away on 9 October 1900. Sheikh is widely considered to be India’s first Muslim woman teacher. She is remembered for her pioneering role in ..

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Guru Ravidas Jayanti and Punjab Elections

The Guru Ravidas Jayanti is celebrated on Magh Poornima, that is, on the new moon day of the Magh month. It is celebrated all over India. About Ravidas Ravidas was a social reformer and a spiritual man. He is popular mainly for his work against castism. Ravidas was a contemporary saint to Saint Kabir. It ..

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Google Doodle: Who was Fatima Sheikh?

Fatima Sheikh was a feminist, educator. She is widely considered as the first Muslim woman teacher of India. In 1848, she co – founded the Indigenous library along with savitribai Phule and Jyotirao. About Fatima Sheikh She was born in Pune in 1831. She lived with her brother. Mian Usman Sheikh was her brother. The ..

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3-judge Supreme Courtbench to review 2018 SC/ST Act Judgement

The Supreme Court has referred the Centre’s plea seeking review of the verdict which had virtually diluted provisions of arrest under the SC/ST Act to the three-judge bench. What was the verdict of Supreme Court? The Supreme Court in its verdict had diluted the provisions citing gross misuse by complainants. The Supreme Court had noted ..

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Punjab and Haryana High Court bars stating of caste in Proceedings

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has instructed states of Punjab, Haryana and Union Territory Chandigarh to not mention the caste of the accused, victims or witnesses in proceedings before the court. What did the High Court say? The High Court while passing a ruling in a murder case where the Haryana police had mentioned ..

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