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Need quota for economically-backward sections: Ramdas Athawale - The Indian Express

"Without touching the reservation for SC, ST, OBC, a law to give reservation of 25 per cent in the remaining 50 per cent, to the boys and girls of castes who are not SCs, STs, and OBCs, through a 'creamy layer' method, whose annual income is below Rs 6 ...and more »

Minister suggests transgenders change their attire! - The Hindu

Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Monday said while the Government was getting ready with the Transgenders Bill to provide them with their own rights, he failed to understand why the community wears “only ...and more »

Transgenders should not wear sari: Ramdas Athawale - Times of India

HYDERABAD: Known for courting controversies, Union minister of state for social justice and empowerment Ramdas Athawale said on Monday members of the transgender community should not wear a sari. "They are not men, they are not women, but they ...and more »

Union Minister Ramdas Athwale Lands in Soup Over 'Transgender-Saree Row' -

Raipur, July 31: Union Minister Ramdas Athwale has landed in a soup for a particular comment that has not gone down well with the transgender community. The Minister who is batting strongly for the Transgender Bill, speaking at an event, advised ...and more »