Personally speaking, I do not think that the recent supreme court ruling on reservations would do anything to alleviate the position of the backward classes. Only those who are into the second generation of reservations, i.e., those kids whose parents benefited from reservations, would continue to reap the benefits.
However, the brighter side is that it will improve their position, as long as thecreamy layer restrictions are strictly imposed. Given the fact that the definition of creamy layer has been made clear, it should not be too tough to impose it.
On the other hand, I think instead of saying no to reservations, those communities defined as "forward classes" must make a representation saying they need 30% reservations ! Instead of classifying the remaining seats as open competition, better reserve those seats too ! Let there be no "Open Competition" category. Every caste or community has reserved seats. Problem solved.
Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 6:38 PM