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Assertion

Judicial Subversion of Affirmative Action Jurisprudence

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  Bobby Kunhu “Constitutional morality is not a natural sentiment. It has to be cultivated. We must realise that our people have yet to learn it. Democracy in India is only a top-dressing on an Indian soil which is essentially undemocratic.” ~ Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, Annihilation of Caste The jurisprudence around reservations and affirmative action …

Features

Muslim and Pasmanda education: Affirmative Action issues

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  Naaz Khair Muslim population (172 million) is the second largest in the Country, followed by Christian (27 million) and Sikh (20 million) populations (see Table 1). Muslim literacy rates and levels of education from the latest census (Census 2011) have been analyzed to present the status of Muslim education in this article. While Jains …

Policy

Constitution for inclusive policies

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by Abusaleh Shariff There is nothing in the Constitution which bars identification of beneficiaries of public programmes based on religion.  Of late, there has been a debate on whether public programmes such as school education, scholarships, health-care delivery and access to microcredit can be targeted at beneficiaries based on religion; some consider this ‘unconstitutional’ and …