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Bureaucratic Hijack of Social Justice and Reservation Policies in India

Sagar Kamble Two major incidents have raised concern for the inherent social justice angle attached to reservation policies in India: the recent reservation claims by regional ruling castes such as Maratha, Jat, and Patel and the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) reservation for upper castes. Reservation policies are enshrined in the Indian constitution as a part …


Only Manuwadi Hindutva gang can burn Indian Constitution


  Jadumani Mahanand The first ‘fundamental duty’ of the Indian Constitution states: To abide by the Constitution and respect its ideals and institutions, the National Flag and the National Anthem. Even though the fundamental duties are non-justiciable, the burning of the Indian constitution could be called as ‘anti-national’*, because it’s the Constitution which formally legitimises …


Taking Babasaheb to Class

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  Sanam Roohi Between 2014 and 2016, I spent long hours of my days sitting on the first floor lounge of the IISc library, either working on my thesis, or publications, or reading something. The relaxed seating arrangements, beautiful trees that peer at you from three sides of the lounge, and, above all, the portrait …