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Conspicuous silence of political parties on OBC reservation issues in the North

Conspicuous silence of political parties on OBC reservation issues in the North

June 25th,  2021 marked 90th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister V P Singh but went unnoticed for the majority of the leaders who benefitted from his politics and good will generated by him. Except for Tejasvi Yadav who remembered Singh mentioning his bold initiative to implement Mandal Commission Report, there was no other north Indian leader particularly from OBCs[Read More…]

by 05/07/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Backward ClassReservation after Supreme Court judgement on Maratha case: who is to gain or lose?

Backward ClassReservation after Supreme Court judgement on Maratha case: who is to gain or lose?

On May 5 Supreme Court quashed Maharashtra State Reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Act (SEBC Act) of 2018, providing reservation to Maratha community in public services and educational institutions. This judgement is significant in multiple ways thanks to the increasing lobbying power of reservation politics, both at centre and state. After the Indira Sawhney verdict of 1992, this[Read More…]

by 03/06/2021 Comments are Disabled India
Proportional Representation is the only way to resolve our reservation crisis

Proportional Representation is the only way to resolve our reservation crisis

Though IIT Kharagpur teacher Seema Singh has apologised for her abusive remarks against the students of SC-ST-OBCs in an online class, the matter does not end here. When the video of her abusive class went viral, I thought whether she was a teacher at the prestigious institution or an old caste prejudiced head master in some nondescript part of the[Read More…]

How ‘Shudra’ And OBC Categories Differ?

How ‘Shudra’ And OBC Categories Differ?

When we were finalizing the title of my latest book The Shudras–Vision for a New Path edited along with Karthik Raja Karuppusamy for Penguin, there was a serious view that the concept “Shudra” must be avoided as it is not acceptable now. The secular intellectuals in post- colonial India completely avoided caste/varna categories in teaching and writing as if they never existed[Read More…]

by 12/03/2021 Comments are Disabled Annihilate Caste
 The Economics of Reservation and the Dysfunctional Question of Representation: Contextualizing the Exclusion of OBC’s

 The Economics of Reservation and the Dysfunctional Question of Representation: Contextualizing the Exclusion of OBC’s

Overlooking the partial move, the rubber stamp institution of National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) gave its nod for the central government’s appointed B. P. Sharma committee recommendations for incorporating the salary and the farm income while calculating the creamy layer within the OBC category. In the famous Indira Sawhney case, the highest court decided the creamy layer, a limitation[Read More…]

by 14/07/2020 Comments are Disabled India
Consolidation Of Social Consciousness Among OBC And A Third Mandal Movement

Consolidation Of Social Consciousness Among OBC And A Third Mandal Movement

Another major state election has come up in the Hindi heartland of the country. The last time we had one, namely in Bihar exactly one year back, we finally ended up happy because social consciousness prevailed in the minds of the people of Bihar rather then religious consciousness. Issues of Ram Mandir, Love Jihad, Ghar wapasi, Beef ban, Pro-Pakistani accusations[Read More…]

by 04/11/2016 2 comments Annihilate Caste
O.B.Cs And Social Discrimination In India

O.B.Cs And Social Discrimination In India

The worst sufferers of social discrimination in today’s India are the Other Backward Castes (O.B.C.) This is because, after the exit of the British, instead of equal opportunities, their share, in both the political and administrative power, had been almost entirely eaten by the higher castes, especially the Brahmins. As per the Mandal Commission Report, O.B.C.s are 52% of the[Read More…]

by 31/10/2016 5 comments Annihilate Caste