January 2017
The Various Strands of Dalit Assertion in Punjab

Contrary to popular perception, caste politics in Punjab has not been fully and adequately resolved either through the dominant influence of Sikhism,

Jallikattu and the Art of Legal Dodging

In mid-January, Tamil Nadu was witness to a popular youth protest against the Supreme Court’s ban on holding Jallikattu—an annual rural sport in which

Schedule for the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. [PDF 2.72 MB]

PRESS NOTE The terms of the Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh are normally due to expire as follows: State Date/s for Assembly Election Goa 04.02.2017 Manipur Phase-1: 04.03.2017 ; Phase-2: 08.03.2017 Punjab 04.02.2017 Uttarakhand 15.02.2017 Uttar Pradesh Phase-1: 11.02.2017 ; Phase-2: 15.02.2017 ; Phase-3: 19.02.2017 ; Phase-4: 23.02.2017 ; Phase-5: 27.02.2017 ; Phase-6: 04.03.2017 ; Phase-7: 08.03.2017 By virtue of its powers, duties and functions under Article 324 read with Article 172(1) of the Constitution of India and Section 15 of Representation of the People Act, 1951, the Commission is required to hold general elections to constitute the new Legislative Assemblies in the States of Goa, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh before expiry of their present terms. As per the established practice, the Election Commission holds the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of the States whose terms expire around the same time, together The full text of the Schedule for the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies can be accessed through the following link: Resources: Schedule for the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. [PDF 2.72 MB] Source: Election Commission of India