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10% EWS: Conceived by Courts and Delivered by Cong-RSS and BJP


Ayaz Ahmad Abhishek: How did the 124th amendment bill and 103rd CA Act come about? Ayaz: The constitutional debate in courts around reservation from 1950 onwards focused on reducing reservation to an exceptional policy instrument. Towards this end, the principle of formal equality as enshrined under Articles 15(1) and 29(2) were given primacy over the principle …


Uniform Civil Code & Ashrafiya obsession with Triple Talaq


  Ayaz Ahmad In the wake of upcoming assembly polls, the question of Uniform Civil Code (UCC) is being debated with traditional appeal to religious identity of Muslims & Hindus in their respective constituencies. From the vantage point of Pasmanda, the question of UCC is raised to create the binary of Hindu versus Muslim in …


Annihilation of Caste & Gender Inequality through Electoral Politics!

voting in bihar

  Ayaz Ahmad The verdict of Bihar elections holds many lessons for the national mission to annihilate caste & gender inequality from Indian soil. During and after election campaign, for the first time in the history of electoral politics of independent India, RSSBJP (Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh Bhartiya Janata Party) has been stripped off the …