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Affirmative Action & The Concept of Merit: An Indian Experience

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  Raju Chalwadi  Affirmative action and Merit are two concepts on which every Indian has an opinion, especially, the former. Affirmative action policy is always seen in a negative light because of the ambiguity regarding the rationale for such a policy and its effect on social relations. And the term merit in the Indian context …

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UGC NET 2012 results are completely caste biased

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Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes ~ {youtube}eK84uxRGldY{/youtube} ~ Students from Aligarh Muslim University, Delhi and SIO committee members are saying that UGC NET results of 2012 have forcibly denied JRF to eligible SC/ST/OBC students. The cut-off marks for different categories in various subjects are revealing. In almost 14 subjects, the cut-off marks for OBCs are …

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Some ‘Non-Meritorious’ Reflections: Reservation Policy and Its Side Effects

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Anoop Kumar (This article was first published in INSIGHT in its November 2004 issue on ‘Reservations’. Anoop Kumar is one of the founder-members of the magazine) 1. Why India continuously gets outwitted by Pakistan in diplomacy at various international fora? Can any of the readers guess? No? Let me explain to you. It is because …

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4.5 Percent OBC Religious Minority Sub-quota: A Disservice To Secular Nationalism

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  Ashok Yadav 01. Overwhelming majority of population who have been discriminated against and oppressed on the basis of their caste identity since time immemorial and the history of bloody religious conflicts before, during and after independence in 1947 make social justice and secularism the two pillars on which the entire democratic structure of our …

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Dismantling ‘Dalit’ with a Poisonous PIL

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Anand Teltumbde Will the removal of the “forward” scheduled castes from the list of SC reservations benefit the “backward” SCs? Recently a public interest litigation (PIL) was filed in the Supreme Court for excluding some five to 10 named castes and tribes from the list of the scheduled castes (SCs) and scheduled tribes (STs) for the reason that they had …