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Apex Court Directs Mayawati to Pay Money Back for Erecting Statues of Herself

The issue of caste is ever-present in India, in the foreground of any discussion about the country’s politics and culture. Close behind it is the issue of gender in a country that has struggled to stem the number of attacks on women. Mayawati, who heads Bahujan Samaj Party and is a leading political voice among India’s lower caste communities, has championed both the issues fighting the stigmas prevalent in the Indian society.  Mayawati was at the peak of her political career after the 2007 Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha election. The BSP managed to cross the halfway mark […]Read more