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Resrvations in the name of Social justice

Social justice is a much-abused concept as practiced in India. In recent years it has become the favoured idea of politicians searching for legitimacy for Reservations in varous spheres. For them, creating quotas for officially recognized depressed castes  in all the spheres and levels of educational, political, social and economic activities is the beginning and the end of social justice. It is an utterly cynical ploy to serve sectarian interests.

Reservations linked with caste politics has been unable to advance the cause of the intended beneficiaries or the submerged sections of society at large. Caste has become an instrument in the hands of politicians to get entry into power echelons more with an aim to enter into power echelons and thereafter get control over treasury/public funds. The ideologies of social justice and the interests or voice of common man are continuously being throttled mercilessly.

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October 15, 2009 - Posted by | Reservation/Affirmative action program

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