There is no law prescribing reservation for general category candidates in public employment and therefore there’s no question of reserved category candidates being selected against “their seats”.
The anger over constitutional reservations for women is being expressed in a negative way only because of a larger atmosphere of frustration in the state.
Reservation might not solve the problems of the Marathas, given that they are rooted in a failure of economic policies, and not social marginalisation
It may seem to be an articulation of equality that transcends caste, but the ‘economic criterion’ simply allows upper caste groups to monopolise state power – something that the reservation scheme was meant to counter.
The immediate trigger is a rape of a Maratha girl, but the community has many other demands and grievances
The apex court ruled that 3% reservations for persons with disabilities in government jobs are valid irrespective of how the post is filled.
Popular not just in Punjab but also North India and beyond, the Dalit singers of Amritsar’s Valmiki Colony tackle issues of concern to their community – illiteracy, superstition, drugs and reservations.
The dismal state of India’s higher education sector can be explained both as a failing of top-down initiatives and near-absence of bottom-up pressures.
The fight to make the right to contest elections a fundamental right is on, but in the meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of poor, Dalit and Adivasi people, religious minorities and women in two states are waiting in limbo.
How this JNU professor became a powerful figure of dissent against the Hindu right-wing.
The undue stress Modi laid on ‘merit’ at the event’s launch is conspicuous in a negative sense. Explicit as well as implicit messages arguing against reservations and advocating ‘merit’ as the basis of admissions, jobs, and promotions are flooding the social media.
The prime minister recently asserted his support for reservation policies, but the stalling of a bill for reservations in promotions for SCs/STs tells another story.
What is also certain is that public investment in education and health is distinctly inadequate and undermines India’s development model.
“Nobody will be allowed to take away your reservation and give it to any other community in pursuit of their vote bank politics,” the Prime Minister told OBCs and Dalits at an election rally on Monday.