10 April 2008


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


  1. Blogger Suresh posted at Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 1:55:00 AM GMT+5:30  
    I can't accept this concept of reservation itself! In a country like USA, the African Americans were treated as slaves just 50 years back! They don't have reservations now. They have equal opportunities.

    We have had equal opportunities, for the past 60 years since Independence. If some parts of the society have not grown, it is the mistake of the rulers and those communities. Why should the rest of the society face the brunt for their failures?

    The cr*p called 'Social Justice' is a metaphor for 'Vote bank'.

    Sometimes courts are made to bend to the whims and fancies of the rulers. I believe this is one such case!
  2. Blogger K.Shyam posted at Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 7:34:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    It is surprising that you have lived for more than a year or so in US and still failed to grasp something that is so very obvious and in your face type.

    Anyway, I will e-mail that to you as it is too controversial to be put down in so public a place like this.


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