Round Table India
A Discussion on the Constitutionality and Progressiveness of the EWS Quota for the so-called Upper Castes and the Repercussions for the SC/ST/OBC/Pasmanda Representation.
On 25th February, 2019, at the Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh, Fort, Mumbai.
Time: 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm.
Where is the Data?
Where is the Survey?
Where is the Parliamentary Committee?
Where is the Commission?
Dr Suresh Mane – Constitution expert, ex HoD department of law, University of Mumbai, founder president – BRSP,
Kuffir – Co-founder/Co-editor, Round Table India
Pradeep Dhobley – President – OBC Seva Sangh
Dr Sthabir Khora – Associate Professor, TISS
Pradnya Jadhav – Editor, Round Table India – Marathi
James Michael – Researcher, Mumbai
Moderator – Rahul Gaikwad
The 124th Amendment Bill which was formally passed in the parliament as 103rd Amendment Act, has created many questions with regards to constitutionality of such an act. Indian constitution doesn’t recognise any economic criteria for reservation purposes as such. Despite that the 10 percent reservations has been accorded to Brahmin-Savarnas. The implications of such legislation needs to be studied in the context of limited representation the majority Bahujans have received so far and how their further representation is stymied by this particular legislation.
We aim to discuss the provisions of this act and the repercussions thereof for future of reservation policy enshrined in the Indian constitution meant for majority Bahujans.
Organised by: The Shared Mirror Publishing House, Ambedkar Age Collective, Round Table India